Bulletin of Glaciological Research
Online ISSN : 1884-8044
Print ISSN : 1345-3807
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Spatial variations of δ18O and ion species in the snowpack of the northwestern Greenland ice sheet
Sumito MATOBATetsuhide YAMASAKIMorihiro MIYAHARAHideaki MOTOYAMA
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2014 Volume 32 Pages 79-84

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To determine the transport processes of water vapor and aerosols over the northwestern Greenland ice sheet, we undertook a glaciological observation at a coastal site on the northwestern part of the ice sheet and revealed spatial variations in δ18O and in the concentrations of chemical substances in surface snow and the snowpack. On the outlet glacier (the Meehan glacier), water vapor and sea salt were transported from the coast. On the inland ice sheet in northwestern Greenland, water vapor, mineral dust, anthropogenic substances such as NO3 and SO42-, and CH3SO3 from marine phytoplankton were transported from the west coast of Greenland via the central part of the Greenland ice sheet.

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