Climate, Drift, and Image Data from Antarctic Icebergs A22A and UK211, 2006-2007

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0466

Summary

This data set includes a variety of station data from two Antarctic icebergs. In 2006, researchers installed specialized weather stations called Automated Meteorological Ice Geophysical Observing Stations (AMIGOS) on two icebergs, A22A and UK211 (nicknamed Amigosberg), near Marambio Station in Antarctica.The AMIGOS stations were outfitted with Global Positioning System (GPS) sensors, cameras, and an electronic thermometer. They collected data from their installation in March 2006 until the icebergs crumbled into the ocean, in 2006 (Amigosberg) and 2007 (A22A). Available data include GPS, temperature and ablation measurements, and photographs of the station base and of flag lines extending out to the edges of the icebergs. Snow pit data from iceberg A22A is also included.

This data set was collected as part of a National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs Special Grant for Exploratory Research, to explore the possibility of using drfting icebergs to investigate ice shelf evolution caused by climate change. The expedition, nicknamed IceTrek, was conducted jointly with Argentine scientists. The data are available via FTP in ASCII text (.txt) and Joint Photographic Experts Group (.jpg) formats.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -47°     S: -80°     E: -15°     W: -60°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Scambos, T., R. Bauer, R. Ross, J. Bohlander, J. Thom, Y. Yermolin
Dataset Title: Climate, Drift, and Image Data from Antarctic Icebergs A22A and UK211, 2006-2007
Dataset Release Date: 2011-01-31
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0466.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5N014GW

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2006-03-05
Stop Date: 2006-11-02

Start Date: 2006-03-19
Stop Date: 2007-01-15

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR
  • OCEAN SOUTHERN OCEAN WEDDELL SEA

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Icebergs
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Icebergs
  • Oceans Sea Ice Icebergs
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Icebergs

Ancillary Keywords

  • Air Temperature
  • Antarctic
  • Antarctica
  • Breakup
  • GPS
  • Iceberg
  • Ice Breakup
  • Ice Shelf
  • Ice shelf meltwater
  • Photographs
  • weddell sea

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • GPS Global Positioning System Satellites

Instrument

  • CAMERAS
  • GPS Global Positioning System
  • MMS Meteorological Measurement System
  • THERMOMETERS

Data Set Progress

complete

Data Center

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Antarctic Glaciological Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/agdc/

Data Center Personnel

Name: AGDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 622 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 7 MB
Distribution Format: Joint Photographic Expert Group (JPEG) (.jpg)

Personnel

Ted Scambos
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: scambos@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • University of Colorado
  • Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449

NSIDC User Services
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Jennifer Bohlander
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449

Rob Bauer
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 303 492 2378
Email: bauerr@kryos.colorado.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Colorado
  • Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
  • University of Colorado
  • CIRES 449 UCB

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309
Country: USA

Yevgeny Yermolin
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Instituto Antartico Argentino
  • Cerrito 1248

City: Buenos Aires
Postal Code: 1010
Country: Argentina

Jonathan Thom
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Wisconsin- Madison
  • Space Science and Engineering Center
  • 1225 W Dayton Street

City: Madison
Province or State: Wisconsin
Postal Code: 53706
Country: USA

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
IceTrek Web site

Reference

Scambos, T., R. Ross, R. Bauer, Y. Yermolin, P. Skvarca, D. Long, J. Bohlander, T. Haran. 2008. Calving and Ice Shelf Break-Up Processes Investigated by Proxy: Antarctic Tabular Iceberg Evolution during Northward Drift. Journal of Glaciology, 54 (187) 579-591.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2011-01-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-20

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