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Strange Sounds from Inland Ice, Greenland


DURING the month of August 1932, when setting up the French Expedition of the International Polar Year in Scoresby. Sound, on the East Greenland coast, some of my colleagues and I heard four times the mysterious sound called by the late Prof. A. Wegener the “Ton der Dove-Bai”1. The sound was heard in the morning, generally at 11 a.m. (G.M.T.), and also during the afternoon. It was a powerful and deep musical note coming far from the south, lasting a few seconds. It resembled the roaring of a fog-horn. After that it was not heard during the course of the Polar Year.


  1. J. P. Koch und A. Wegener : Meddelelser om Grønland, Bd. 75, 314; 1930 (Dove Bay: 76 ½° N., 20° W.).

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DAUVILLIER, A. Strange Sounds from Inland Ice, Greenland. Nature 133, 836 (1934).

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