Entry_ID: NSIDC-0119
Entry_Title: Surface Elevation and Ice Thickness, Western Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Bruce
   Middle_Name: P.
   Last_Name: Luyendyk
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of California, Santa Barbara
      Address: Department of Geological Sciences
      City: Santa Barbara
      Province_or_State: CA
      Postal_Code: 93106-9630
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Douglas
   Middle_Name: S.
   Last_Name: Wilson
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Santa Barbara
      Address: Department of Geological Sciences
      City: Santa Barbara
      Province_or_State: CA
      Postal_Code: 93106-9630
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Technical Contact
   First_Name: NSIDC
   Last_Name: User Services
   Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
   Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
      Address: University of Colorado
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309-0449
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Sheets
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Depth/Thickness
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Extent
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Growth/Melt
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Topography
   Variable_Level_1: Terrain Elevation
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Radar
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Sheets
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Depth/Thickness
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Extent
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Growth/Melt
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Keyword: AGDC
Keyword: Airborne Laser Altimetry
Keyword: Altimetry
Keyword: Antarctic Ice Sheet
Keyword: Ground Ice
Keyword: Ice
Keyword: Ice Cover
Keyword: Ice Deformation
Keyword: Ice Extent
Keyword: Ice Sheet
Keyword: Ice Sheet Elevation
Keyword: Ice Sheet Thickness
Keyword: Ice Surface
Keyword: Ice Surface Elevation
Keyword: Ice Surface Temperature
Keyword: Ice Thickness
Keyword: Ice Thickness Distribution
Keyword: NSF
Keyword: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
Keyword: Radar Altimetry
Keyword: Radar Echo Sounders
Keyword: Radar Echo Sounding
Sensor_Name: ALTIMETERS
Sensor_Name: LASERS > Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
Sensor_Name: RADAR ALTIMETERS
Sensor_Name: RADAR ECHO SOUNDERS
Source_Name: AIRCRAFT
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1998-12-25
   Stop_Date: 1998-12-27
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -80
   Northernmost_Latitude: -71
   Westernmost_Longitude: -157
   Easternmost_Longitude: -136
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ANTARCTICA
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Data_Set_Language: English
Originating_Center: NSIDC
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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   End_Group
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: AGDC > Antarctic Glaciological Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/agdc/
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: AGDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 5 - 7 MB
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 189 KB
   Distribution_Format: Joint Photographic Expert Group (JPEG) (.jpg)
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 196 KB
   Distribution_Format: Joint Photographic Expert Group (JPEG) (.jpg)
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Group: 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.

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Group: 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.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/agdc/
   Description: Antarctic Glaciological Data Center (AGDC)
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2003-12-10
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2014-03-14
DIF_Revision_History: Removed USADCC logo for Search cleanup.