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Published April 1951 | public
Journal Article

A Scottish expedition to the Rink Glacier, West Greenland


One of the main objects of this expedition was a glaciological reconnaissance of the Rink and Umiamako glaciers in the northern part of the Umanak District of West Greenland. For three weeks in July and August, 1950, members of the expedition operated and explored in the area of these two glaciers which are comparatively inaccessible and, apart from their snouts, unknown. They had been photographed by the Danish Geodetic Aerial Survey during the previous summer, and we have pleasure in recording our debt to Professor Nörlund, Director of this Survey, for his very kind permission to publish two aerial photographs before completion of the new map. Before the war, the Umanak District was surveyed, on a scale of 1:250,000 by a Danish Ground Survey. The published maps were helpful to us, but were never intended to be accurate in detail. We have had to make a few modifications and additions based on our own direct observation in areas explored without the aid of aerial photographs which, through no fault but our own, we did not have with us in Greenland.

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© 1951 Royal Scottish Geographical Society.

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