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Journal of Glaciology


International Glaciology Society

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Analyses of fluoride, chloride, sodium, sulfate, bromide. nitrate, and iron from a 3 m snow pit on Heard Island, collected at an elevation of 2450, m are used to assess the potential of glaciochemical studies on Heard Island glaciers. Sources Cor the chemical species are identified and, in particular, chloride, sodium, and sulCate are found to be useful seasonal indication. The total record measured is believed to be less than one mass-balance year.

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Spencer, M.J., Mayewski, P.A., Lyons, W.B. & Hendy, M.R. (1985). A preliminary assessment of the potential applications of glaciochemical investigation on Heard Island, South Indian Ocean. Journal of Glaciology, 31(109): 233-236.

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