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Water, ice, and meteorological measurements at South Cascade Glacier, Washington, 1995 balance year

Water-Resources Investigations Report 96-4174

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Abstract

Winter snow accumulation and summer snow, firn, and ice melt were measured at South Cascade Glacier, Washington to determine the winter and net balances for the 1995 balance year. The 1995 winter balance, averaged over the glacier, was 2.86 meters, and the net balance was -0.69 meter. The winter balance was approximately 0.5 meter greater than the 1977-94 average winter balance. The net balance was approximately 0.3 meter less negative than the 1977-94 average net balance. Runoff was measured from the glacier and an adjacent non-glacierized basin. Air temperature, precipitation, barometric pressure, solar radiation, and wind speed were measured adjacent to the glacier. This report makes these data available to the glaciological and climatological community.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water, ice, and meteorological measurements at South Cascade Glacier, Washington, 1995 balance year
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
96-4174
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1996
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey ; U.S. Geological Survey, Branch of Information Services, distributor,
Description:
v, 37 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.