Winter snow observations on Mt. Olympus

TitleWinter snow observations on Mt. Olympus
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1958
AuthorsLaChapelle, E.
Conference Name26th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 26th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1958
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationBozeman, Montana
KeywordsGlaciers, Research studies

A report of glaciological studies of the Blue Glacier on Mt. Olympus in north west Washington on the Olympic Peninsula is presented, in connection with the Geophysical Year Program 1957-58. Historical and geographical history and a description of the glacier are given. Seismic and boreholes data indicate the depth of 900 feet for the glacier. Other detailed information is given. A year round study was conducted of meteorological conditions, wind, temperature, humidity, rainfall, snowfall, ablation and spatial and temporal variations in snow albedo were recorded. Data are discussed in the text and tabulations are included.