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dc.contributor.advisorMarshall, Shawn J.
dc.contributor.authorAnslow, Faron Scheffer
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-16T17:03:37Z
dc.date.available2005-08-16T17:03:37Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationAnslow, F. S. (2004). Development and testing of a temperature and radiation based melt model for glaciers in the Canadian Rockies (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/12234en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0612933474en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/41617
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 126-142en
dc.description.abstractA snow and ice ablation model was developed for the Haig Glacier, Rocky Mountains, Alberta through measurements of mass balance, ablation, and albedo over the 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 mass balance years. Results suggest that the difference in summer balance between the two seasons is partly due to the albedo effects of summer snowfalls in 2002 and the large area of ice that was exposed in 2003. Albedo measurements show a decrease in snow albedo with time that is a function of temperature, and that variation of albedo with changing solar angle is important. Ice albedo showed weak elevation and spatial dependence. Ablation measurement comparisons show that the model is useful for modelling ablation over hourly and seasonal time-scales. However, results indicate that the weak dependence of ablation on elevation in the model as formulated may make application to glaciers with greater elevation span than the Haig Glacier difficult.en
dc.format.extentxxii, 182 leaves : ill. ; 30cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.titleDevelopment and testing of a temperature and radiation based melt model for glaciers in the Canadian Rockies
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/12234
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (MSc)
thesis.degree.disciplineGeography
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccAC1 .T484 2004 A67en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
ucalgary.thesis.notesUARCen
ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleaseyen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 1487 520492004


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.