Mass balance and area changes of four high arctic plateau ice caps, 1959–2002

  title={Mass balance and area changes of four high arctic plateau ice caps, 1959–2002},
  author={Carsten Braun and Douglas R. Hardy and Raymond S. Bradley},
  journal={Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography},
  pages={43 - 52}
Abstract Small, stagnating ice caps at high latitudes are particularly sensitive to climatic fluctuations, especially with regard to changes in ablation season temperature. We conducted mass balance measurements and GPS area surveys on four small High Arctic plateau ice caps from 1999–2002. We compared these measurements with topographic maps and aerial photography from 1959, and with previously published data. Net mass balance (bn) of Murray Ice Cap was −0.49 (1999), −0.29 (2000), −0.47 (2001… 
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