Mass balance of the Devon (NW), Meighen, and South Melville ice caps, Queen Elizabeth Islands for the 2013-2014 balance year: M183-2/8037E-PDF

"The Canadian high Arctic holds the single largest mass of ice outside of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets. Knowledge of annual glacier mass balance (ie. the difference between input[snow] and output[melt] for any given year) in this region thus provides a robust indicator of climate change, and facilitates assessments of contributions to global sea-level from Canadian glaciers and ice caps. This report presents a summary of results from the 2015 glacier mass balance surveys which represents the 2013-2014 mass balance year over the Devon, Melville South, and Meighen ice caps. Overall, glacier mass balance in the Queen Elizabeth Islands for 2013-2014 indicated a slightly negative mass balance reflecting relatively cool conditions that prevailed across this region during the summer of 2013 relative to the post-2005 period"--Summary provided by publisher.

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Title Mass balance of the Devon (NW), Meighen, and South Melville ice caps, Queen Elizabeth Islands for the 2013-2014 balance year
Series Title Geological Survey of Canada, open file ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Format Electronic
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Note This publication is related to Open Files 7692 and 8223 (call numbers M183-2/7692E-PDF and M183-2/8223E-PDF).
Date 2017.
Number of Pages iv, 25 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • M183-2/8037E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 297831
Subject Terms Geomorphology, Glaciers, Ice caps, Satellite imagery, Surficial geology