Vertical Strain at Siple Dome, Antarctica, 1999-2002

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0214

Summary

At the Siple Dome area of Antarctica, much of the ice flow is vertical, which causes vertical ice deformation. To measure this phenomenon, the investigators used a method known as vertical strain rate. This project was a part of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Cores (WAISCORES) project for deep ice coring in West Antarctica. WAISCORES is supported by the Office of Polar Programs (OPP), National Science Foundation (NSF).

This data set consists of a table of long-term average strain rates measured between 1999 and 2002 at Siple Dome, Antarctica. The measurements were taken in hot-water boreholes by bridge gauges. Data are available in tab-delimited ASCII text format or PDF via FTP.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -81.655°     S: -81.655°     E: -148.822°     W: -148.822°     Min Depth: 80 meters     Max Depth: 944 meters
N: -81.595°     S: -81.595°     E: -148.693°     W: -148.693°     Min Depth: 80 meters     Max Depth: 905 meters

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: William Harrison
Dataset Title: Vertical Strain at Siple Dome, Antarctica, 1999-2002
Dataset Release Date: 2007-02-22
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0214.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5HH6H00

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1999-12-05
Stop Date: 2002-01-02

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA SIPLE DOME

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Motion/Ice Sheet Motion Vertical Strain Rate

Ancillary Keywords

  • AGDC
  • Antarctica
  • Antarctic Ice Sheet
  • Glaciology
  • Ice
  • Ice Analysis
  • Ice Core
  • Ice Core Data
  • Ice Deformation
  • Ice Flow
  • Ice Motion
  • Ice Movement
  • Ice Sheet
  • Vertical Strain Rate
  • WAIS
  • West Antarctica
  • West Antarctic Ice Sheet

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS

Instrument

  • STRAIN GAUGE WHEATSTONE BRIDGE

Project

  • WAISCORES West Antarctic Ice Sheet Cores

Data Set Progress

complete

Originating Center

AGDC

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

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 112 KB
Distribution Format: PDF

Personnel

William Harrison
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  • Geophysical Institute
  • PO Box 757320
  • Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-7320
  • USA

City: Fairbanks
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99775-7320
Country: USA

James Morack
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  • Geophysical Institute
  • PO Box 757320
  • Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-7320
  • USA

City: Fairbanks
Province or State: Alaska
Postal Code: 99775-7320
Country: USA

Edwin D. Waddington
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Washington
  • Department of Earth and Space Sciences
  • Box 351310
  • Seattle, Washington 98195-1310
  • USA

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

Erin Pettit
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Washington
  • Department of Earth and Space Sciences
  • Box 351310
  • Seattle, Washington 98195-1310
  • USA

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

Mark Zumberge
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of California, San Diego
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • La Jolla, California 92093-0225
  • USA

City: La Jolla
Province or State: California
Postal Code: 92093-0225
Country: USA

Daniel Elsberg
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  • Geophysical Institute
  • PO Box 757320
  • Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-7320
  • USA

City: Fairbanks
Province or State: Alaska
Postal Code: 99775-7320
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

Related URL

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Compilation of Antarctic Radar Data, Siple Coast, 2000-2002

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

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Ice Velocity Data from Ice Stream C, West Antarctica

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Siple Dome Glaciology and Ice Stream History 1994, 1996

Reference

Elsberg, D. H., W. D. Harrison, E. Husmann, J. L. Morack, E. C. Pettit, E. D. Waddington, and M. A. Zumberge. 2004. Depth- and time-dependent strain rates at Siple Dome, Antarctica. Journal of Glaciology 50 (171): 511-521.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2007-02-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-14

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