Airborne Surface Profiling of Alaskan Glaciers

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

G01378

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Echelmeyer, K. A., V. B. Valentine, and S. L. Zirnheld.
Publication Date: 20020101
Title: Airborne Surface Profiling of Alaskan Glaciers
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/g01378.html
Online Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5RF5RZJ

Description:

Abstract:

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.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

User's Guide:

Citation Information:

Originator: Echelmeyer, K. A., V. B. Valentine, and S. L. Zirnheld.
Publication Date: 20020101
Title: Airborne Surface Profiling of Alaskan Glaciers
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/noaa/g01378_alcanglaciers/index.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19940501
Ending Date: 19960630

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -149.25°
East Bounding Coordinate: -132.33°
North Bounding Coordinate: 61.5°
South Bounding Coordinate: 57°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glaciers
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glaciers
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: ALTIMETERS
Theme Keyword: GPS Global Positioning System

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: AIRCRAFT

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Theme Keyword: elevation
Theme Keyword: geoscientificinformation

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: airborne surface profiling
Theme Keyword: Alaska
Theme Keyword: Baird glacier
Theme Keyword: Bear Lake glacier
Theme Keyword: Chugach Mountains
Theme Keyword: Coast Mountains
Theme Keyword: Columbia glacier
Theme Keyword: elevation change
Theme Keyword: Glacier
Theme Keyword: glacier outline
Theme Keyword: glacier profile
Theme Keyword: laser altimetry
Theme Keyword: LeConte glacier
Theme Keyword: Lemon Creek glacier
Theme Keyword: Mendenhall glacier
Theme Keyword: Surface Elevation
Theme Keyword: Tazlina glacier
Theme Keyword: Wolverine glacier
Theme Keyword: Worthington glacier

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent North America
Place Keyword: Continent North America United States Of America Alaska

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
  • 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

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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
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • 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:

G01378

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.

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20130307

Metadata Review Date:

20130307

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
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • 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

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Metadata Views

FGDC Text-Only

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in plain text

FGDC XML

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

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

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata