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Ice Thickness and Surface Elevation, Southeastern Ross Embayment, West Antarctica

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Metadata Entity Set Information:

Language:

eng; usa

Character Set:

Value: UTF8
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Hierarchy Level:

Value: dataset
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Hierarchy Level Name:

Ice Thickness and Surface Elevation, Southeastern Ross Embayment, West Antarctica

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
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Date Stamp:

2014-07-31

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0099.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: Ice Thickness and Surface Elevation, Southeastern Ross Embayment, West Antarctica
Date:
Date: 2004
Date Type:
Value: publication
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode
Edition Date: 2004-03-17
Identifier: NSIDC-0099
Identifier: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5WW7FKC
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:

Ice surface elevation and ice thickness data are available for a portion of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. The investigators utilized a laser altimeter and ice-penetrating radar mounted to a Twin Otter aircraft to survey the ice sheet. Ice surface elevations and ice thickness data, derived from laser altimetry and radar sounding results, are available in ASCII format via ftp. These data are a result of the Corridor Aerogeophysics of the Southeastern Ross Transect Zone (CASERTZ) experiments of the 1990s. The CASERTZ geophysical surveys were aimed at understanding geological controls on ice streams of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, ultimately to help assess the potential for ice sheet collapse. Blankenship et al. (2001) used ice surface elevations and ice thicknesses (reported here) to calculate driving stresses across the ice sheet and thus to identify regions of rapid basal movement by ice streams.

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.

Donald D. Blankenship. 2004. Ice Thickness and Surface Elevation, Southeastern Ross Embayment, West Antarctica. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5WW7FKC.

Status:

Value: complete
CodeList: MD_ProgressCode

Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Donald D. Blankenship
Organization Name: University of Texas at Austin
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 4412 Spicewood Springs Rd. #600
City: Austin
Administrative Area: TX
Postal Code: 78759-8500
Country: USA
Email: blank@ig.utexas.edu

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: David L. Morse
Organization Name: University of Texas at Austin
Contact:

Contact Address:

City: Austin
Administrative Area: TX
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: C. A. Finn
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: U.S. Geological Survey,

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: R. E. Bell
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory,

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: M. E. Peters
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Institute for Geophysics,

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: S. D. Kempf
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Institute for Geophysics,

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: S. M. Hodge
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: U.S. Geological Survey,

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: M. Studinger
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory,

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: J. C. Behrendt
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: U.S. Geological Survey,

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: J. M. Brozena
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Naval Research Laboratory,

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:

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Maintenance Information:

Maintenance and Update Frequency:

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Update Scope:

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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
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Browse Graphic:

Image File: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/agdc/nsidc0099_blankenship/images/locator_map.jpg
File Description: Sample Location Map

Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Continent > Antarctica > West Antarctica
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 Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Ice Depth/Thickness
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Ice Depth/Thickness
Keyword Type:
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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: CASERTZ > Corridor Aerogeophysics of the SouthEastern Ross Transect Zone
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Project Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
Date Type:
Value: revision
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Keywords

Keyword: Aerogeophysics
Keyword: AGDC
Keyword: Airborne Laser Altimeters
Keyword: Airborne Laser Altimetry
Keyword: Airborne Radar Sounding
Keyword: Casertz
Keyword: Ice Sheet Thickness
Keyword: ICE STREAMS
Keyword: Ice Surface Elevation
Keyword: Ice Thickness
Keyword: NSIDC
Keyword: NSIDC-0099
Keyword: Ross Embayment
Keyword: SOAR > Support Office for Aerogeophysical Research
Keyword: Subglacial Topography
Keyword: Surface Morphology
Keyword: WAIS
Keyword: West Antarctica
Keyword: West Antarctic Ice Sheet
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
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Dataset Constraints:

Legal Constraints:

Access Constraints:

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Use Constraints:

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Other Constraints:

Access Constraints : none

Use Constraints : none

Language:

eng; usa

Character Set:

Value: UTF8
CodeList: MD_CharacterSetCode

Extent Information:

Spatial Temporal Extent:

Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -134
Eastbound Longitude: -104
Southbound Latitude: -84
Northbound Latitude: -80

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 19911227
End Position: 19960102

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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 4000 KB

Digital Transfer Options:

Online Transfer Options:

Online Resources:

Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/AGDC/blankenship_nsi0099/
Description: Data Access URL
Function:

Value: download
CodeList: CI_OnLineFunctionCode

Function:

Value:
CodeList: CI_OnLineFunctionCode

Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/agdc/nsidc0099_blankenship/index.html
Description: Documentation URL
Function:

Value: information
CodeList: CI_OnLineFunctionCode

Offline Transfer Options:

Offline Resources:

Name:

Value: onLine
CodeList: MD_MediumNameCode
Density: 4000
Density Units: B
Medium Name: FTP

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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: ALTIMETERS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: RADAR > Radio Detection and Ranging
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: RADAR ECHO SOUNDERS
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: AIRCRAFT
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

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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)