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05 December, 2008

New A-CAP Data Set Available: Ablation rates of Taylor Glacier, Antarctica

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The data set, Ablation rates of Taylor Glacier, Antarctica (NSIDC-0326), is now available through the Antarctic Cryosphere Access Portal (A-CAP). This data set provides glacier surface ablation rates for a network of approximately 250 sites on Taylor Glacier, for the year 2003.

For documentation and source data, click on the information icon (information icon) next to the data set, or choose query from the map menu and click on a point on the map. To view legend information, click view map legend in the map information menu, located on the bottom left corner of the screen. The legend appears as a pop-up window.

a-cap map of taylor glacier
Figure 1. Ablation Rates of Taylor Glacier


A-CAP is a geo-visualization and data download tool developed at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) Antarctic Glaciological Data Center (AGDC). A-CAP provides AGDC data and other Antarctic-wide parameters, including glaciology, ice core data, snow accumulation, satellite imagery, Digital Elevation Models (DEM's), sea ice concentration, and many other cryosphere-related scientific measurements.

We welcome your feedback on this project, which is currently in active development. If you have questions, comments or suggestions, please contact the A-CAP Team. A-CAP is developed using MapServer, an open source development environment for building spatially-enabled Internet applications.