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Rate of Collapse of Snow-Bank Kames in Adams Inlet, Southeastern Alaska

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Title: Rate of Collapse of Snow-Bank Kames in Adams Inlet, Southeastern Alaska
Creators: McKenzie, Garry D.
Issue Date: 1970-03
Citation: The Ohio Journal of Science. v70 n2 (March, 1970), 107-111
Abstract: Mounds formed by the differential ablation of snow covered by varied thicknesses of sand that has slumped onto a snow bank from an adjacent bluff are here named snow-bank kames. The rate of collapse of these mounds, calculated from temperature observations in the sand and using the temperature-gradient method, was 2.2 cm day-1. The observed rate of lowering for these mounds was between 2.6 and 3.2 cm day-1. The difference in rates may be due to mechanisms of heat transfer other than conduction.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/5525
ISSN: 0030-0950
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