Entry_ID: NSIDC-0375
Entry_Title: WAIS Divide Ice Core Images, Antarctica
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Kenneth C. McGwire
   Dataset_Title: WAIS Divide Ice Core Images, Antarctica
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2010-02-10
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0375.html
   Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5348H8T
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Kenneth
   Middle_Name: Christian
   Last_Name: McGwire
   Email: kenm@dri.edu
   Phone: 1 775 673-7324 
   Fax: 1 775  673-7485 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: DRI-DEES
      Address: 2215 Raggio Parkway
      City: Reno
      Province_or_State: NV
      Postal_Code: 89512
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Technical Contact
   First_Name: NSIDC
   Last_Name: User Services
   Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
   Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
      Address: University of Colorado
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309-0449
      Country: USA
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Paleoclimate
   Term: Ice Core Records
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Visible Wavelengths
   Variable_Level_1: Visible Imagery
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: Antarctica
Keyword: Ice Core
Keyword: Ice Core Data
Keyword: Ice Cores
Keyword: WAIS
Keyword: West Antarctica
Sensor_Name: CAMERAS
Source_Name: FIELD INVESTIGATION
Source_Name: FIELD SURVEYS
Source_Name: LABORATORY
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2006-01-01
   Stop_Date: 2007-12-30
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -79.466667
   Northernmost_Latitude: -79.466667
   Westernmost_Longitude: -112.083333
   Easternmost_Longitude: -112.083333
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ANTARCTICA
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Project: WAISCORES > West Antarctic Ice Sheet Cores
Data_Set_Language: English
Originating_Center: AGDC
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: AGDC > Antarctic Glaciological Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/agdc/
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: AGDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 16 GB
   Distribution_Format: TIFF
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Group: Multimedia_Sample
   File: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/agdc/nsidc0375_mcgwire/spatial_cov_map.png
   Caption: Sample Location Map
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Group: Reference

   McGwire, K. C., G. M. Hargreaves, R. B. Alley, T. J. Popp, D. B. Reusch, M. K. 
   Spencer, K. C. Taylor. 2008. An integrated system for optical imaging of ice 
   cores. Cold Regions Science and Technology, Volume 53, Issue 2, Pages 216-228. 
   McGwire, K.C., J.R. McConnell, R.B. Alley, J.R. Banta, G.M. Hargreaves, and 
   K.C. Taylor. 2008. Dating Annual Layers of a Shallow Antarctic Ice Core with 
   an Optical Scanner. Journal of Glaciology 54(188):831-838.

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Group: Summary

   This data set is comprised of optical images of ice core sections, acquired 
   with a digital line-scan camera in the cold room facility at the U.S. National 
   Ice Core Laboratory (NICL). Ice core sections are archival cuts which have 
   rough-out rounds of ice with a single plane cut along one side. Ice sections 
   were illuminated with fiber optic light guides connected to a 1000 watt (W) 
   xenon light source. Original scan resolution varies from about 0.05 mm to 0.1 
   mm, and is documented in the metadata for each image. Images are in 
   uncompressed Tagged Image File (.tif) form, with resolutions of 1.0 mm and 0.1 
   mm. Depth of image in the ice core is documented in the metadata files for 
   each image.

   Data are available via FTP as .tif image files. Supporting information is 
   available as ASCII text files (.txt), and other file formats readable with a 
   freely available image processing program, IceImageJ.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/agdc/
   Description: View Project Home Page
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2010-02-10
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-03-18
DIF_Revision_History:  Added DOI