Surface snow properties and annual accumulation have been studied in the western Dronning Maud Land in the vicinity of the Finnish research station Aboa during the austral summers 1999/2000, 2000/2001 and 2003/2004. Snow stratigraphy, oxygen isotope ratio and major ions were analysed in the shallow snow pits (1-2 m) along a 350 km transect from the coast to the inland. In 2003/2004 also three shallow firn cores (8-10 m) were drilled in the area.
Karkas, E., H.B. Granberg, C. Lavoie, K. Kanto, K. Rasmus and M. Lepp?ranta. 2002. Physical Properties of the Seasonal Snow Cover in Dronning Maud Land, East-Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology 34: 89-94.
Rasmus, K., H. Granberg, K. Kanto, E. Karkas, C. Lavoie and M. Lepparanta. 2003. Seasonal snow in Antarctica data report. Report Series in Geophysics No 47. University of Helsinki, Division of Geophysics.