Identification_Information:
   Dataset_Identifier: NSIDC-0466

   Citation: 
      Citation_Information: 
         Originator: Scambos, T., R. Bauer, R. Ross, J. Bohlander, J. Thom, Y. Yermolin
         Publication_Date: 20110131
         Title: Climate, Drift, and Image Data from Antarctic Icebergs A22A and UK211, 2006-2007
         Publication_Information: 
            Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
            Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0466.html
         Online_Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5N014GW

   Description: 
      Abstract:
         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.

      Purpose: scientific research
      Documentation: 
         User's_Guide: 
            Citation_Information: 
               Originator: Scambos, T., R. Bauer, R. Ross, J. Bohlander, J. Thom, Y. Yermolin
               Publication_Date: 20110131
               Title: Climate, Drift, and Image Data from Antarctic Icebergs A22A and UK211, 2006-2007
               Publication_Information: 
                  Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
                  Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
               Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/agdc/nsidc0466_scambos/index.html

   Time_Period_of_Content:
      Time_Period_Information:
         Range_of_Dates/Times:
            Beginning_Date: 20060305
            Ending_Date: 20070115
      Currentness_Reference: publication date

   Status:
      Progress: Complete
      Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown

   Spatial_Domain:
      Bounding_Coordinates:
         West_Bounding_Coordinate: -60
         East_Bounding_Coordinate: -15
         North_Bounding_Coordinate: -47
         South_Bounding_Coordinate: -80

   Keywords:
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Icebergs
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Icebergs
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Icebergs
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Icebergs
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
         Theme_Keyword: 
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: CAMERAS
         Theme_Keyword: GPS > Global Positioning System
         Theme_Keyword: MMS > Meteorological Measurement System
         Theme_Keyword: THERMOMETERS
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: GPS > Global Positioning System Satellites
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
         Theme_Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
         Theme_Keyword: Air Temperature
         Theme_Keyword: Antarctic
         Theme_Keyword: Antarctica
         Theme_Keyword: Breakup
         Theme_Keyword: GPS
         Theme_Keyword: Iceberg
         Theme_Keyword: Ice Breakup
         Theme_Keyword: Ice Shelf
         Theme_Keyword: Ice shelf meltwater
         Theme_Keyword: Photographs
         Theme_Keyword: weddell sea
      Place:
         Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
         Place_Keyword: Continent > Antarctica
         Place_Keyword: Geographic Region > Polar
         Place_Keyword: Ocean > Southern Ocean > Weddell Sea
   Platform_and_Instrument_Identification:
      Platform_Full_Name: Global Positioning System Satellites
      Platform_Short_Name: GPS
      Instrument_Full_Name: Meteorological Measurement System
      Instrument_Short_Name: MMS

   Access_Constraints: None

   Use_Constraints: None

   Point_of_Contact:
      Contact_Information:
         Contact_Person_Primary:
            Contact_Person: NSIDC User Services
            Contact_Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: University of Colorado
            City: Boulder
            State_or_Province: CO
            Postal_Code: 80309-0449
            Country: USA
         Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
         Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1 303  492-2468 x
         Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Distribution_Information:
   Distributor:
      Contact_Information:
         Contact_Organization_Primary:
            Contact_Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
            Contact_Person: NSIDC User Services
         Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing
            Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: University of Colorado
            City: Boulder
            State_or_Province: CO
            Postal_Code: 80309-0449
            Country: USA
         Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 
         Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1 303  492-2468 
         Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

   Resource_Description: NSIDC-0466

   Distribution_Liability:
      NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or 
      omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function 
      on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor 
      does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

   Standard_Order_Process:
      Digital_Form:
         Digital_Transfer_Information:
            Format_Name: ASCII Text (.txt)
         Digital_Transfer_Option:
            Online_Option:
               Computer_Contact_Information:
                  Network_Address:
                     Network_Resource_Name: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/AGDC/scambos_nsidc_0466/
      Fees: None

   Standard_Order_Process:
      Digital_Form:
         Digital_Transfer_Information:
            Format_Name: Joint Photographic Expert Group (JPEG) (.jpg)
         Digital_Transfer_Option:
            Online_Option:
               Computer_Contact_Information:
                  Network_Address:
                     Network_Resource_Name: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/AGDC/scambos_nsidc_0466/
      Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
   Metadata_Date: 20130320

   Metadata_Review_Date: 20130320

   Metadata_Contact: 
      Contact_Information:
         Contact_Person_Primary:
            Contact_Person: NSIDC User Services
            Contact_Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing
            Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: University of Colorado
            City: Boulder
            State_or_Province: CO
            Postal_Code: 80309-0449
            Country: USA
         Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 
         Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1 303  492-2468 
         Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

   Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

   Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-012-2002