Ten years of Rolleston Glacier measurements (2020)
The Rolleston Glacier loses enough water each year to fill an Olympic swimming pool 31 times. Put another way, an average of 0.7 m depth of water across the entire glacier has been lost each year for the last ten years. The last two years had the greatest loss with over 2.0 m. The greatest gains occurred in 2013 and 2015 when 0.7 m was added.
CitationKerr T, Purdie H, Rack W (2020). Ten years of Rolleston Glacier measurements. Matiu/Somes Island, Wellington: Snow and ice Research Group (SIRG) workshop. 03/02/2020-05/02/2020.
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ANZSRC Fields of Research37 - Earth sciences::3709 - Physical geography and environmental geoscience::370902 - Glaciology
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