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Roosevelt Island Bedrock and Surface Elevations

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0140

Summary

This data set consists of bedrock and surface elevation readings taken by ground penetrating radar and Global Positioning System (GPS) on Roosevelt Island, an ice dome within the Ross Ice Shelf. Locations were validated by GPS readings of poles set in the surface snow. The data was collected between November and December, 1997.

Data are available via ftp, and are provided in a text file with an accompanying file that provides GPS locations. Surface and bedrock elevations are given in meters above WGS84.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -79.3539°     S: -79.5906°     E: -159.8077°     W: -161.5307°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Conway, Howard
Dataset Title: Roosevelt Island Bedrock and Surface Elevations
Dataset Release Date: 2003-05-23
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0140.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N51J97NB

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1997-11-11
Stop Date: 1997-12-12

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Land Surface Topography Landforms
  • Land Surface Topography Terrain Elevation
  • Land Surface Topography Topographical Relief
  • Land Surface Topography Topographic Effects
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Depth/Thickness

Ancillary Keywords

  • AGDC
  • Altimetry
  • Antarctic
  • Antarctica
  • Antarctic Ice Sheet
  • Bedrock Elevation
  • Ice Penetrating Radar
  • Ice Sheet Elevation
  • Ice Surface Elevation
  • NASA
  • NSIDC
  • Radar
  • Radar Altimetry
  • Radar Echo Sounders
  • Satellite Radar Data
  • Surface Elevation
  • Terrain Elevation

Platform

  • AIRCRAFT

Instrument

  • RA ERS Radar Altimeter
  • RADAR Radio Detection and Ranging
  • RADAR ECHO SOUNDERS

Data Set Progress

complete

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: 15 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

Howard Conway
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 206 543-1190
Email: conway@ess.washington.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Washington
  • Department of Earth and Space Sciences
  • Department of Earth and Space Sciences
  • University of Washington
  • 63 Johnson Hall, Box 351310

City: Seattle
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98195-1310
Country: USA

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

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2003-05-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-14

Metadata Views

DIF Text-Only

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in plain text

DIF XML

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

FGDC HTML

U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata

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