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Program for Arctic Regional Climate Assessment (PARCA) Data Sets

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0095

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Publication Date: 20030514
Title: Program for Arctic Regional Climate Assessment (PARCA) Data Sets
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0095.html

Description:

Abstract:

PARCA began in 1993 with the primary goal of measuring and understanding the mass balance of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Approximately 25 investigations used in situ measurements and satellite and aircraft remote sensing to study this issue. Measurements include surface elevation and ice thickness change rates from aircraft laser altimetry, shallow to intermediate ice cores (for average accumulation rates and their temporal and spatial variability), velocity around the ice-sheet perimeter at an elevation of about 2000 meters, local ice thickening/thinning rates, and climatological observations from automatic weather stations. Satellite data used include elevation change from radar altimetry; mapping of snow facies and zones of summer melt from passive and active microwave; ice velocities from interferometric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and from repeat high-resolution visible and SAR imagery; mapping surface and 10-m temperatures, accumulation rates, and surface albedo from microwave and AVHRR data.

Data are available either by FTP or through investigator Web sites. Questions about investigator data should be directed to the individual technical contacts responsible for each data set. The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) provides summaries and links to these data as a service to our users.

Purpose: scientific research

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: Unknown
Ending Date: Unknown

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: In work
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -180°
East Bounding Coordinate: 180°
North Bounding Coordinate: 90°
South Bounding Coordinate: -90°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Incoming Solar Radiation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Net Radiation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Reflectance
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Solar Radiation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Surface Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Water Vapor Humidity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Surface Winds
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Precipitation Precipitation Amount
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ablation Zones/Accumulation Zones
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Growth/Melt
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Velocity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Cover
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Density
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Depth
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Melt
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Water Equivalent
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Surface Radiative Properties Reflectance
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Topography Landforms
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Topography Surface Roughness
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Topography Terrain Elevation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Topography Topographical Relief
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Topography Topographic Effects
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Radar Radar Backscatter
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Radar Radar Imagery
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Radar Return Power
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Radar Sigma Naught
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ablation Zones/Accumulation Zones
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Growth/Melt
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Velocity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Cover
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Density
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Depth
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Melt
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Water Equivalent

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Theme Keyword: EOSDIS Earth Observing System Data Information System
Theme Keyword: ESIP Earth Science Information Partners Program
Theme Keyword: PARCA Program in Arctic Regional Climate Assessment

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent North America Greenland
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Arctic

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:

NSIDC-0095

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:

20131114

Metadata Review Date:

20131114

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

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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