Antarctic Aerogeophysics Data

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0240

Summary

The data that the Support Office for Aerogeophysical Research (SOAR) provides include various aerogeophysical measurements taken in the West Antarctic Ice Shelf (WAIS) from 1994 to 2001.

The instruments used in experiments include ice-penetrating radar, laser altimetry and magnetics, and an integrated aerogeophysical platform that includes airborne gravity with carrier-phase GPS to support kinematic differential positioning.

SOAR is a part of the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) and provides several types of data associated with various campaigns over the years. This material is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants: OPP-9120464, 9319369, 9319379, and 9911617.

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: University of Texas Institute for Geophysics
Dataset Title: Antarctic Aerogeophysics Data
Dataset Release Date: 2004-07-13
Dataset Release Place: Austin, Texas USA
Dataset Publisher: UTIG: University of Texas Institute for Geophysics
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0240.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1994-01-01
Stop Date: 2004-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Extent
  • Land Surface Topography Topographical Relief
  • Solid Earth Geodetics/Gravity Gravitational Field
  • Solid Earth Geodetics/Gravity Gravity
  • Solid Earth Geomagnetism Magnetic Anomalies
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets

Ancillary Keywords

  • Aerogeophysics
  • Antarctica
  • Antarctic Ice Sheet
  • atmospheric humidity measurements
  • atmospheric pressure measurements
  • Ice Sheet
  • snow temperature measurements
  • snow temperatures
  • SOAR > Support Office for Aerogeophysical Research
  • surface temperature measurements
  • Surface Winds
  • surface wind speed measurements
  • WAIS
  • West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Platform

  • AIRCRAFT
  • GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
  • GROUND STATIONS

Instrument

  • GRAVIMETERS
  • LIDAR Light Detection and Ranging
  • MAGNETOMETERS
  • RADAR Radio Detection and Ranging

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 Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

Donald D. Blankenship
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: blank@ig.utexas.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Institute for Geophysics
  • 4412 Spicewood Springs Rd. #600

City: Austin
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 78759-8500
Country: USA

David L. Morse
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Institute for Geophysics

City: Austin
Province or State: TX

John W. Holt
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Institute for Geophysics
  • 4412 Spicewood Springs Rd. #600

City: Austin
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 78759-850
Country: USA

Ian W. Dalziel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Texas
  • Institute for Geophysics
  • 4412 Spicewood Springs Rd. #600

City: Austin
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 78759-8500
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

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
UTIG SOAR Project page

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2004-07-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-08-21

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