Mapping snow accumulation of Antarctica
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree LevelPostgraduate Certificate
Degree NamePostgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies
Many regional studies have focused on snow accumulation in Antarctica but only a few have attempted to collate this data (Bromwich, 1988, Bromwich et al, 2004, Arthern 2006, Eisen et al 2008). In situ measurements of previous local studies within Antarctica are collated and interpolated onto a map with some comparison to Arthern’s 2006 mapping of snow accumulation base on ground-based and satellite measurements and passive microwave emission. Analysis of snow accumulation rates highlight the atmospheric, topographic, elevation, precipitation, wind distribution and sublimation are interacting and responsible for the results showing on a regional scale, focussing on Oates Land, Dronning Maud Land and the Filcher-Ronne Ice Shelf.