Entry_ID: NSIDC-0466
Entry_Title: Climate, Drift, and Image Data from Antarctic Icebergs A22A and UK211, 2006-2007
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Ted
   Last_Name: Scambos
   Email: scambos@nsidc.org
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Colorado
      Address: Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: CIRES,  449 UCB
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309-0449
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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: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Jennifer
   Last_Name: Bohlander
   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
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Rob
   Last_Name: Bauer
   Email: bauerr@kryos.colorado.edu
   Phone: 1 303 492 2378 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Colorado
      Address: Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
      Address: University of Colorado
      Address: CIRES 449 UCB
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Yevgeny
   Last_Name: Yermolin
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Instituto Antartico Argentino
      Address: Cerrito 1248
      City: Buenos Aires
      Postal_Code: 1010
      Country: Argentina
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Jonathan
   Last_Name: Thom
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Wisconsin- Madison
      Address: Space Science and Engineering Center
      Address: 1225 W Dayton Street
      City: Madison
      Province_or_State: Wisconsin
      Postal_Code: 53706
      Country: USA
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Icebergs
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Icebergs
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Icebergs
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Icebergs
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: Air Temperature
Keyword: Antarctic
Keyword: Antarctica
Keyword: Breakup
Keyword: GPS
Keyword: Iceberg
Keyword: Ice Breakup
Keyword: Ice Shelf
Keyword: Ice shelf meltwater
Keyword: Photographs
Keyword: weddell sea
Sensor_Name: CAMERAS
Sensor_Name: GPS > Global Positioning System
Sensor_Name: MMS > Meteorological Measurement System
Sensor_Name: THERMOMETERS
Source_Name: GPS > Global Positioning System Satellites
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2006-03-05
   Stop_Date: 2006-11-02
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Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2006-03-19
   Stop_Date: 2007-01-15
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -80
   Northernmost_Latitude: -47
   Westernmost_Longitude: -60
   Easternmost_Longitude: -15
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ANTARCTICA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: POLAR
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: OCEAN
   Location_Type: SOUTHERN OCEAN
   Location_Subregion1: WEDDELL SEA
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Data_Set_Language: English
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
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   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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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 622 KB
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 7 MB
   Distribution_Format: Joint Photographic Expert Group (JPEG) (.jpg)
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Group: 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.

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Group: 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.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/icetrek/
   Description: IceTrek Web site
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2011-01-31
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-03-20
DIF_Revision_History:  Added DOI