US International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition 400 MHz Subsurface Radar Profiles

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0254

Summary

This data set includes subsurface radar profiles that were recorded between core sites during the November-December seasons for 1999-2002. Data were collected using an ice-penetrating radar to survey the ice sheet. Ice thickness data are available for a portion of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. This study is part of the U.S. participation in the International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition (US ITASE). Elevation data are available in Excel and Microsoft Access database format via FTP. Radar data in SEGY format are available by special request on DVD by contacting NSIDC User Services.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -75°     S: -90°     E: -90°     W: -135°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Arcone, Steven A.
Dataset Title: US International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition 400 MHz Subsurface Radar Profiles
Dataset Release Date: 2005-05-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0254.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N58050J7

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1999-11-01
Stop Date: 2002-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
  • Spectral/Engineering Radar Radar Cross-section
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation

Ancillary Keywords

  • Antarctic Ice Sheet
  • CRREL
  • Ice
  • Ice Cover
  • Ice Penetrating Radar
  • Ice Sheet
  • Ice Surveys
  • Ice Thickness
  • ITASE
  • NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • Office of Polar Programs
  • Radar
  • Radar Echo Sounders
  • Radar Echo Sounding
  • U.S. ITASE
  • West Antarctic Ice Sheet

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Elevation

Platform

  • GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS

Instrument

  • RADAR Radio Detection and Ranging
  • RADAR ECHO SOUNDERS

Project

  • US-ITASE United States - International Antarctic Scientific Expedition

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: DVD
Distribution Size: 10 - 108 MB
Distribution Format: SEGY

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: Microsoft Access

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 18 - 149 KB
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel

Personnel

Steven Arcone
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 603 646-4368
Email: sarcone@crrel.usace.army.mil
Contact Address:

  • US Army CRREL
  • 72 Lyme Road

City: Hanover
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03755-1290
Country: USA

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Secretsoftheice.org

Reference

Arcone, S.A., V.B. Spikes, and G.S. Hamilton (in review). Deformation of polar firn by differential accumulation and ice flow: Interpretation of a 400-MHz short-pulse radar profile from West Antarctica. Journal of Glaciology.

Arcone, S.A., V.B. Spikes, and G.S. Hamilton (in review). Phase structure of radar stratigraphic horizons within Antarctic firn. Annals of Glaciology 40.

Arcone, S.A., V.B. Spikes, G.S. Hamilton, and P.A. Mayewski. 2003. Stratigraphic continuity in 400-MHz radar profiles in West Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology. In press.

Arcone, S.A. 2002. Stratigraphic profiling of antarctic firn with 400-MHz GPR at 1500 ns. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Ground-Penetrating Radar. Santa Barbara, CA, May 2002.

Liu, H., K. Jezek, B. Li. 1999. Development of Antarctic digital elevation model by integrating cartographic and remotely sensed data: A geographic information system based approach. Journal of Geophysical Research 104: 23,199-23,213.

Spikes, V.B., G.S. Hamilton, S.A. Arcone, S. Kaspari, and P.A. Mayewski. 2003. Primary causes of variability in antarctic accumulation rates. Annals of Glaciology 39. In press.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2005-05-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-14

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