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Images of Antarctic Ice Shelves

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0102

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Scambos, T., B. Raup, and J. Bohlander
Publication Date: 20010101
Title: Images of Antarctic Ice Shelves
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0102.html
Online Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5NC5Z4N

Description:

Abstract:

Recent changes in the extent and stability of ice shelves in the Antarctic Peninsula prompted NSIDC to begin a monitoring program using data from the AVHRR Polar 1 km Data Set. NSIDC regularly reviews images of those ice shelves considered susceptible to rapid change due to climatic warming, and of several other major shelves that occasionally calve major icebergs.

The images in this site represent a selected subset of the available scenes, generally the clearest and most informative scenes available. The scenes are derived from either the AVHRR visible (vis) or thermal (temp) channels, enhanced by combining two channels using principal components processing. In the thermal images, bright areas are colder areas. A few additional scenes from other sensors (MODIS, Landsat) are included to provide some supplemental information on ice shelf structure and events.

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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: Complete
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 Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ablation Zones/Accumulation Zones
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glaciers Ice Shelf
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Icebergs
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets Ice Shelf
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Infrared Wavelengths Infrared Imagery
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Visible Wavelengths Visible Imagery
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ablation Zones/Accumulation Zones
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glaciers Ice Shelf
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Icebergs
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets Ice Shelf

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Antarctic
Theme Keyword: AVHRR
Theme Keyword: Calving
Theme Keyword: Climate
Theme Keyword: Cryosphere
Theme Keyword: DAAC
Theme Keyword: EOSDIS
Theme Keyword: Icebergs
Theme Keyword: Ice Shelves
Theme Keyword: Melt
Theme Keyword: NASA
Theme Keyword: NSIDC
Theme Keyword: Polar
Theme Keyword: Remote Sensing
Theme Keyword: Satellite

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent Antarctica

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-0102

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:

20140314

Metadata Review Date:

20140314

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