Automatic glacier ablation measurements using pressure transducers

Carl Egede Bøggild, Ole B. Olesen, Andreas P. Ahlstrøm, Per Jørgensen

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An instrument is described that automatically records ice ablation while eliminating the need for ablation stakes. A pressure transducer placed at the bottom of a hole drilled into the ice is connected by a hose to a bladder lying on the surface. Ice ablation is detected as a reduction in the hydrostatic pressure measured by the transducer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-304
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Glaciology
Issue number169
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 5: Nature and Climate


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