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As plans for our nationwide participation within the co-ordinated geophysical exploration of Antarctica through 11 international locations constructed, it grew to become more and more obtrusive that we should always assemble to be had clinical wisdom of the Continent for historical past reasons in interpreting the key clinical difficulties looking forward to us.

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By the seismic-reflection procedure. Dispersion neededfor the inlandice,and United Statesplans wavesrecordedat thesestationswill givea measure call for seismicwork in the vicinity of the Byrd of averagethicknessfor the inland ice, ff earthStation in Marie Byrd Land, hopefullybetween quakesoccurin locationssuchthat thesewaves thereand the pole,and possiblybeyondthe pole have to traverse the Antarctic ice sheet before in whatever direction the logisticspermit. e method for determining the average centerof the great East Antarctic ice sheet,as thicknessof ice in inaccessibleparts of East Antthismaybe themostsignificant areaof all.

Phil. ,8•1,835-876, 1940a Goonx>, L. , The glacialgeologyof the PacificAnt- arctic,Proc. Sixth PacificSci. ,•, 723-740, 1940b. Itoooa, J. , Pleistocene lithologyof Antarcticoceanbottomsediments,ar. ,158,254-259, 1950. , Further observationson the Ross ShelfIce, Antarctica,Bul. , õO,919926, 1948. tittanrer,R. , Micrometeorological studies(of Lemon tunities. Creek Glacier, Alaska), Amer. , Prog. , JuneauIce Field Res. , 5-15, 1954. andfocused programof glaciological investigation, K•oms, P. Amer.

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