Surface Elevation and Ice Thickness, Western Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0119

Summary

This data set provides surface elevation and ice thickness data for a portion of the Marie Byrd Land sector of West Antarctica, including the Ford Ranges, the Sulzberger Ice Shelf, much of the Edward VII Peninsula, and the Shirase Coast region of the eastern Ross Ice Shelf. The investigators used radar sounding and laser altimetry from a Twin Otter aircraft flying at varying altitudes, at least 300 m above the surface, at an air speed of about 130 knots. Surveys were accomplished with 64 flights in December 1998 and January 1999. This research was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) contract NSF OPP 9615281.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -71°     S: -80°     E: -136°     W: -157°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Luyendyk, B
Dataset Title: Surface Elevation and Ice Thickness, Western Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: 2003-12-10
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0119.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5BZ63ZH

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1998-12-25
Stop Date: 1998-12-27

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Extent
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Growth/Melt
  • Land Surface Topography Terrain Elevation
  • Spectral/Engineering Radar
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Extent
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Growth/Melt

Ancillary Keywords

  • AGDC
  • Airborne Laser Altimetry
  • Altimetry
  • Antarctic Ice Sheet
  • Ground Ice
  • Ice
  • Ice Cover
  • Ice Deformation
  • Ice Extent
  • Ice Sheet
  • Ice Sheet Elevation
  • Ice Sheet Thickness
  • Ice Surface
  • Ice Surface Elevation
  • Ice Surface Temperature
  • Ice Thickness
  • Ice Thickness Distribution
  • NSF
  • NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • Radar Altimetry
  • Radar Echo Sounders
  • Radar Echo Sounding

Platform

  • AIRCRAFT

Instrument

  • ALTIMETERS
  • LASERS Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
  • RADAR ALTIMETERS
  • RADAR ECHO SOUNDERS

Data Set Progress

complete

Originating Center

NSIDC

Data Center

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Antarctic Glaciological Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/agdc/

Data Center Personnel

Name: AGDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 5 - 7 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 189 KB
Distribution Format: Joint Photographic Expert Group (JPEG) (.jpg)

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 196 KB
Distribution Format: Joint Photographic Expert Group (JPEG) (.jpg)

Personnel

Bruce P. Luyendyk
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Department of Geological Sciences

City: Santa Barbara
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 93106-9630
Country: USA

Douglas S. Wilson
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Santa Barbara
  • Department of Geological Sciences

City: Santa Barbara
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 93106-9630

NSIDC User Services
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Related URL

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Antarctic Glaciological Data Center (AGDC)

Reference

Luyendyk, B. P., D. S. Wilson, and C. S. Siddoway. 2003. Eastern Margin of the Ross Sea Rift in Western Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica: Crustal Structure and Tectonic Development. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. 4(10):1090, doi:10.1029/2002GC000462.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2003-12-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-14

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