A physical climatology of the Antarctic Plateau
Dalrymple, Paul Clement
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The Antarctic Plateau is defined on the basis of elevation and slope, being above 2000 meters and with less than a one-degree slope in East Antarctica and being above 1500 meters with less than a one-degree slope in West Antarctica. This region is presented as a high latitude, high elevation, cold desert. It is shown to be a near homogenous geographical region, with a uniform snow surfaace, relatively little local relief, and great depths of snow. Its climate is controlled to a large degree by its geographical location. Elevation, slope, and distance from the coast are presented as the three most important geographical elements [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Boston University
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