Faculty Publications

Title

Relationships between synoptic-scale atmospheric circulation and glacier mass balance in south-western Canada during the International Hydrological Decade, 1965-74.

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Glaciology

Volume

30

Issue

105

First Page

188

Last Page

198

Abstract

The results demonstrate that the mass balance of Peyto and Sentinel Glaciers are related to the 500 mbar patterns. Synoptic types with cyclonic curvature favor glacier accumulation, while anticyclonic types inhibit build-up of the regional snow-pack. Ablation is suppressed by synoptic types associated with cloudy days and/or low temperatures, and is enhanced by types associated with warm, sunny days. -from Author

Original Publication Date

1-1-1984

DOI of published version

10.1017/S002214300000592X

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