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Ice Motion and Topography Near Margin Areas of Kamb Ice Stream, Antarctica

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0141

Summary

This data set includes ice motion and topography measurements that were taken by measuring movement and altitude of poles set in the West Antarctic Ice Shelf. The data was acquired by Global Positioning System (GPS) measurements of poles. The position of the poles was measured twice; once in 2000, and again in 2002. Movement of the poles in that time show the ice motion velocity and direction. GPS pole positions are given in latitude and longitude, and elevations are given in meters above the WGS1984 ellipsoid. The data are presented as tables in ASCII text files. Three maps of the area are included with the data tables.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) funded this work under grant number OPP-9909469.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -82.2°     S: -83.5°     E: -134.3°     W: -158°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Ted Scambos
Dataset Title: Ice Motion and Topography Near Margin Areas of Kamb Ice Stream, Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: 2003-08-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0141.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5WS8R52

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2000-11-11
Stop Date: 2002-01-28

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Motion/Ice Sheet Motion
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glaciers
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Extent
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Motion
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Velocity
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Motion/Ice Sheet Motion
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glaciers
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Extent
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Motion
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Velocity

Ancillary Keywords

  • AGDC
  • Antarctic Ice Sheet
  • Cryosphere
  • Ice
  • Ice Acceleration
  • Ice Motion
  • Ice Movement
  • Ice Position
  • Ice Sheet
  • Ice Sheet Elevation
  • Ice Stream
  • Ice Stream C Velocities
  • Ice Surface
  • Ice Surface Elevation
  • Ice Velocity
  • NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center

Platform

  • GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS

Instrument

  • GPS Global Positioning System
  • GPS RECEIVERS
  • RADAR Radio Detection and Ranging
  • RADAR ECHO SOUNDERS

Quality

Accuracy of the measurements varied. Most pole measurements were accurate to within 1 - 8 cm in horizontal, and 2 - 20 cm vertical. A few measurements had lower accuracy (>0.5 meter error) due to interference from field radar measurement or ionospheric disturbance. In these cases, the vector in the JPG images is indicated in yellow. Topography surveys were generally accurate (repeatable) to ~15 cm vertical.

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

Personnel

Ted Scambos
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: scambos@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • University of Colorado
  • Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB

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

Ginny Catania
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Texas
  • Institute of Geophysics
  • J.J. Pickle Research Campus, Bldg. 196
  • 10100 Burnet Road (R2200)

City: Austin
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 78758
Country: USA

Howard Conway
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

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

City: Seattle
Province or State: WA

Anthony Gades
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

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

City: Seattle
Province or State: WA

Charles Raymond
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Washington
  • University of Washington
  • Geophysics Program Box 351650

City: Seattle
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98195

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

Reference

Catania, G., H. Conway, A. Gades, C. Raymond and T. Scambos. 2001. GPR and RES Reveal Disturbed Internal Stratigraphy on Ridge B/C, Antarctica. 2001 WAIS Conference, Maryland. http://igloo.gsfc.nasa.gov/wais/abstracts01/ Catania

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2003-08-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-14

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