In 1963 and 1964, under the sponsorship of the United States Army, specialists in ice sounding from various countries assembled at Camp TUTO, Greenland, to evaluate the latest sounding techniques. These international experiments showed that British and American radio-sounding systems gave results of comparable accuracy to those obtained by seismic sounding. In the two seasons bottom profiles of the ice cap were obtained along traverses totalling about 640 km. Ice thicknesses up to 2 000 m were measured as fast as the support vehicles could travel across the ice cap.

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