a large persistent body of ice that forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years, often centuries

Commonwealth Glacier Snowpit

Snowpit was excavated in the accumulation zone of the Commonwealth Glacier during the 2000-2001 austral summer. GPS coordinates were not obtained at the time of sample collection. Location is approximated based on the recollection of Thomas Nylen, and provided by Kathy Welch in October 2022.


Latitude: -77.544556310000
Longitude: 163.042805000000


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