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Glaciers in the Arctic

Sharp, Robert P. (1956) Glaciers in the Arctic. Arctic, 9 (1-2). pp. 78-117. ISSN 0004-0843. doi:10.14430/arctic3789.

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Contains a compilation of literature and available data on arctic glaciers, originally prepared for Encyclopedia Arctica in 1949, and brought up to date. Ahlmann's morphological classification of glaciers is given, and the distribution, area, volume, and present regime of the glaciers is described. Regional treatment follows: Greenland, Iceland, Jan Mayen, Svalbard, Novaya Zemlya, Zemlya Frantsa-Iosifa, Severnaya Zemlya, also other small Siberian islands, are considered in turn, and their glaciers characterized; similarly: Scandinavia, the Urals and continental Siberia, continental Canada and Alaska, also Ellesmere, Baffin and Bylot, Devon, Axel Heiberg, Meighen, and Melville Islands in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.

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Additional Information:© 1956 Arctic Institute of North America. Contribution No. 714, Division of Geological Sciences, California Institute of Technology.
Subject Keywords:Climatology, Effects of climate on ice, Geographical names, Geography, Glacier variations, Glaciers, Meteorology, Spatial distribution, Arctic regions
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