Entry_ID: G01378
Entry_Title: Airborne Surface Profiling of Alaskan Glaciers
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Echelmeyer, K. A., V. B. Valentine, and S. L. Zirnheld. 
   Dataset_Title: Airborne Surface Profiling of Alaskan Glaciers
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2002-01-01updated 2004
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/g01378.html
   Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5RF5RZJ
End_Group
Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Keith
   Middle_Name: A.
   Last_Name: Echelmeyer
   Email: kechel@gi.alaska.edu
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Geophysical Institute
      Address: University of Alaska Fairbanks
      City: Fairbanks
      Province_or_State: AK
      Postal_Code: 99775
   End_Group
End_Group
Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Virginia
   Middle_Name: B
   Last_Name: Valentine
   Email: by@gi.alaska.edu
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Alaska Fairbanks
      Address: Geophysical Institute
      Address: University of Alaska Fairbanks
      City: Fairbanks
      Province_or_State: AK
      Postal_Code: 99775
   End_Group
End_Group
Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Sandra
   Middle_Name: L.
   Last_Name: Zirnheld
   Email: slz@gi.alaska.edu
   Phone: 1 907 474-7455 
   Fax: 1 907  474-7290 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Geophysical Institute
      Address: University of Alaska, Fairbanks
      City: Fairbanks
      Province_or_State: AK
      Postal_Code: 99775
   End_Group
End_Group
Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Sandra
   Middle_Name: L.
   Last_Name: Zirnheld
   Email: slz@gi.alaska.edu
   Phone: 1 907 474-7455 
   Fax: 1 907  474-7290 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Geophysical Institute
      Address: University of Alaska, Fairbanks
      City: Fairbanks
      Province_or_State: AK
      Postal_Code: 99775
   End_Group
End_Group
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
   End_Group
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Glaciers
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Glaciers
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Sheets
End_Group
ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
ISO_Topic_Category: Elevation
ISO_Topic_Category: Geoscientific Information
Keyword: airborne surface profiling
Keyword: Alaska
Keyword: Baird glacier
Keyword: Bear Lake glacier
Keyword: Chugach Mountains
Keyword: Coast Mountains
Keyword: Columbia glacier
Keyword: elevation change
Keyword: Glacier
Keyword: glacier outline
Keyword: glacier profile
Keyword: laser altimetry
Keyword: LeConte glacier
Keyword: Lemon Creek glacier
Keyword: Mendenhall glacier
Keyword: Surface Elevation
Keyword: Tazlina glacier
Keyword: Wolverine glacier
Keyword: Worthington glacier
Sensor_Name: ALTIMETERS
Sensor_Name: GPS > Global Positioning System
Source_Name: AIRCRAFT
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1994-05-01
   Stop_Date: 1996-06-30
End_Group
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 57
   Northernmost_Latitude: 61.5
   Westernmost_Longitude: -149.25
   Easternmost_Longitude: -132.33
End_Group
Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
End_Group
Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
   Detailed_Location: ALASKA
End_Group
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
      End_Group
   End_Group
End_Group
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NOAA @ NSIDC > National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/noaa/
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NOAA
      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
      End_Group
   End_Group
End_Group
Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
End_Group
Group: Reference

   Echelmeyer, K.A., W.D. Harrison, C.F. Larsen, J. Sapiano, J.E. Mitchell, J. 
   DeMallie, B. Rabus, G. Adalgeirsdottir, and L. Sombardier. 1996. Airborne 
   Surface Profiling of Glaciers: a Case-Study in Alaska. J. Glaciol., 42, 
   142:538-546.

   Sapiano, J.J., W.D. Harrison, and K.A. Echelmeyer. 1998. Elevation, Volume and 
   Terminus Changes of Nine Glaciers in North America. J. Glaciol., 44, 
   146:119-135.

   Arendt, A.A., K.A. Echelmeyer, W.D. Harrison, C.S. Lingle, and V.B. Valentine. 
    2002.  Rapid Wastage of Alaska Glaciers and Their Contribution to Rising Sea 
   Level. Science, 297:382-386.

End_Group
Group: Summary

   This data set consists of glacier outline, laser altimetry profile, and 
   surface elevation change data for 46 glaciers in Alaska and British Columbia, 
   Canada, measured with an airborne laser altimetry system. Six glaciers in the 
   Alaska Range of central Alaska, two glaciers in the Wrangell Mountains of 
   southcentral Alaska, 11 glaciers in the Chugach Mountains of southcentral 
   Alaska, five glaciers in the Chigmit Mountains of southcentral Alaska, 13 
   glaciers in the Kenai Mountains of southcentral Alaska (comprising the Harding 
   Icefield), one glacier in the St. Elias Mountains of southeast Alaska, one 
   glacier in the Takhinsha Mountains of southeast Alaska, and seven glaciers in 
   the Coast Mountains of southeast Alaska and British Columbia were profiled 
   between 1994 and 2001. Surface elevation profiles are accurate to about 0.3 m. 
   Long-term elevation changes can be estimated by comparison of these profiles 
   with existing maps.

End_Group
IDN_Node: USA/NOAA
Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2002-01-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-03-07
DIF_Revision_History:  Added DOI