Snow in the McMurdo Dry Valleys , Antarctica

  title={Snow in the McMurdo Dry Valleys , Antarctica},
  author={Andrew G. Fountain and Thomas H. Nylen and Andrew J. Monaghan and Hassan J. Basagica and David Bromwichc},
Snowfall was measured at 11 sites in the McMurdo Dry Valleys to determine its magnitude, its temporal changes, and spatial patterns. Annual values ranged from 3 to 50 mm water equivalent with the highest values nearest the coast and decreasing inland. A particularly strong spatial gradient exists in Taylor Valley, probably resulting from local uplift conditions at the coastal margin and valley topography that limits migration inland. More snow occurs in winter near the coast, whereas inland no… CONTINUE READING
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