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Strange Sounds from Inland Ice, Greenland

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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.

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  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). https://doi.org/10.1038/133836a0

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