Newall Glacier

General Information

The 175 m long, 10 cm diameter, ice core was collected during the austral summer of 1988-1989 and contains information on chemistry, Pb- 210 profiles, density profiles and temperature profiles. A second core 150 meters long was also collected but is no longer in the ICF inventory. Snow pits were also dug and sampled by the Glacier Research Group (GRG) at the University of New Hampshire. The firn/ice transition at Newall Glacier is at ~39 meters depth and the mean annual temperature is -29 C. (Mayewski and others, 1995). The core is on the de-accession list and the remaining archive is not continuous.

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