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GPS Ice Flow Measurements, Allan Hills, Antarctica

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0507

Summary

This data set includes includes high-precision GPS measurements of steel poles within the Allan Hills Main Ice Field, Near Western Ice Field, and extending to the eastern edge of the Middle Western Ice Field, in Antarctica. These data were collected between December 1997 and December 2010. The extended survey period allowed for vertical and horizontal velocities to be calculated with low associated error. Parameters include locations of poles in latitude and longitude, as well as elevation, ice velocity, and accumulation rates.

Data are available via FTP as ASCII text files in comma separated value (.csv) format. Raw data are also provided as Trimble raw data, compressed in .zip format, and supplementary information is provided in .csv format and portable document format (.pdf).

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -76.66667°     S: -76.83333°     E: 159°     W: 158.25°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Kurbatov, A, G. Hamilton, V. Spikes and N. Spaulding.
Dataset Title: GPS Ice Flow Measurements, Allan Hills, Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: 2011-12-20
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0507.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5NS0RSX

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1997-12-04
Stop Date: 2010-12-19

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Mass Balance/Ice Sheet Mass Balance
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Motion/Ice Sheet Motion
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Motion
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Velocity
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Motion
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Velocity

Ancillary Keywords

  • GPS
  • GPS data
  • GPS OBSERVATIONS
  • Ice Motion
  • MAPPING GPS DATA
  • Vertical motions

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • FIELD INVESTIGATION
  • FIELD SURVEYS
  • LABORATORY

Instrument

  • GPS Global Positioning System

Data Set Progress

complete

Originating Center

UMAINE/CLIMATE

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: 31 KB
Distribution Format: PDF

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 44 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

Andrei V. Kurbatov
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 207 581-2840
Fax: 1 207 581-1203
Email: akurbatov@maine.edu
Contact Address:

  • Climate Change Institute
  • University of Maine
  • 303 Bryand Global Science Building

City: Orono
Province or State: ME
Postal Code: 04469
Country: USA

Vandy Blue Spikes
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 775 450-5988
Email: vbs@earthscienceagency.com
Contact Address:

  • Earth Science Agency, LLC
  • 9879 E. Broken Spur Dr.

City: Scottsdale
Province or State: AZ
Postal Code: 85262
Country: USA

Gordon S. Hamilton
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: gordon.hamilton@maine.edu
Contact Address:

  • Climate Change Institute
  • Department of Earth Sciences
  • Climate Change Institute
  • Department of Earth Sciences
  • University of Maine

City: Orono
Province or State: ME
Postal Code: 04469-5790
Country: USA

Nicole Spaulding
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Maine
  • Climate Change Insitute
  • 303 Bryand Global Science Building

City: Orono
Province or State: Maine
Postal Code: 04469
Country: USA

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

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Reference

Spaulding, N. E., V. B. Spikes, G. S. Hamilton, P. A. Mayewski, N. W. Dunbar, R. P. Harvey, J. Schutt, and A. V. Kurbatov. 2012. Updates on Ice Motion and Mass Balance at the Allan Hills Icefield, Antarctica, with Implications for Paleoclimate Reconstructions. Journal of Glaciology. Vol. 58, No. 208, doi:10.3189/2012JoG11J176.

Spikes, V. B. 2000. Laser altimetry, mass balance, and meteorites: A two part study of ice streams and blue ice. Master's thesis: Ohio State University.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2011-12-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-20

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