ICESat-Derived Grounding Zone for Antarctic Ice Shelves

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Metadata Entity Set Information:

Language:

eng; usa

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Value: UTF8
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Hierarchy Level:

Value: dataset
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Hierarchy Level Name:

ICESat-Derived Grounding Zone for Antarctic Ice Shelves

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
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Date Stamp:

2014-10-22

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0469.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: ICESat-Derived Grounding Zone for Antarctic Ice Shelves
Date:
Date: 2010
Date Type:
Value: publication
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode
Edition Date: 2010-01-01
Identifier: NSIDC-0469
Identifier: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5CF9N19
Cited Responsible Party:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: AGDC User Services
Organization Name: Antarctic Glaciological Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/agdc/

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Abstract:

This data set includes estimates of the location of the grounding zone of Antarctic ice shelves based on laser altimeter data acquired during the Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) mission, October 2003 through October 2009. The estimates are based on ICESat repeat-track analysis, which can be used to detect the region of ice flexure across the grounding line, since each repeated pass is acquired at a different tidal phase. The technique provides estimates for the landward limit of flexure, the point where the ice becomes hydrostatically balanced, and the break-in-slope associated with the flexure. Data files are available via FTP in ASCII text (.txt) format.

Purpose:

Scientific Research

Credit:

The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Brunt, K. M., H. A. Fricker, L. Padman, and S. O'Neel. 2010. ICESat-Derived Grounding Zone for Antarctic Ice Shelves. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5CF9N19.

Status:

Value: complete
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Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Kelly Brunt
Organization Name: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Cryospheric Sciences Branch, Code 614.1
City: Greenbelt
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Helen Fricker
Organization Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: University of California, San Diego
City: La Jolla
Administrative Area: California
Postal Code: 92093
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Laurence Padman
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 541 753-6695

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Earth & Space Research
City: Seattle
Administrative Area: WA
Postal Code: 98103-3620
Country: USA
Email: padman@esr.org

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Shad O'Neel
Organization Name: USGS Alaska Science Center
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 4210 University Drive
City: Anchorage
Administrative Area: AK
Postal Code: 99508-4626
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
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Maintenance Information:

Maintenance and Update Frequency:

Value: asNeeded
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Update Scope:

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Value: series
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Value: attribute
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Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
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Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Continent > Antarctica
Keyword: Geographic Region > Polar
Keyword Type:
Value: place
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode
Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode

Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets
Keyword Type:
Value: discipline
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Science Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
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Keywords

Keyword Type:
Value: theme
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: None
Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
Date Type:
Value: revision
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode

Keywords

Keyword: Antarctica
Keyword: Filchner Ice Shelf
Keyword: ICESat
Keyword: Ice Shelf
Keyword: Larsen Ice Shelf
Keyword: Ronne Ice Shelf
Keyword: Ross Ice Shelf
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode

Dataset Constraints:

Legal Constraints:

Access Constraints:

Value: otherRestrictions
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Use Constraints:

Value: otherRestrictions
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Other Constraints:

Access Constraints : none

Use Constraints : none

Language:

eng; usa

Character Set:

Value: UTF8
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Topic Category:

Value: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
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Extent Information:

Spatial Temporal Extent:

Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -180
Eastbound Longitude: 180
Southbound Latitude: -80
Northbound Latitude: -60

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 20030101
End Position: 20091231

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Distribution Information:

Distributor Information:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: AGDC User Services
Organization Name: Antarctic Glaciological Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/agdc/

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Distribution Format(s):

Data File Format:

Name: ASCII Text (.txt)
Specification: FTP 196 KB

Digital Transfer Options:

Online Transfer Options:

Online Resources:

Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/AGDC/nsidc0469_brunt_V01/
Description: Data Access URL
Function:

Value: download
CodeList: CI_OnLineFunctionCode

Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/agdc/nsidc0469_brunt/index.html
Description: Documentation URL
Function:

Value: information
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Offline Transfer Options:

Offline Resources:

Name:

Value: onLine
CodeList: MD_MediumNameCode
Density: 196
Density Units: B
Medium Name: FTP

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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: GLAS > Geoscience Laser Altimeter System
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: LIDAR > Light Detection and Ranging
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: ICESAT > Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: SATELLITES
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

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Metadata Views

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ISO XML

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DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

FGDC HTML

U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)