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US International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition (US ITASE): GPR Profiles and Accumulation Mapping

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0269

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: V. Spikes, G. Hamilton, P. Mayewski, S. Arcone, S. Kaspari
Publication Date: 20050406
Title: US International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition (US ITASE): GPR Profiles and Accumulation Mapping
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0269.html
Online Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5GH9FV6

Description:

Abstract:

Snow accumulation rates typically show high variability over short distances. This data set contains accumulation rates using ground-penetrating radar (GPR) to detect isochronal layers in the firn in West Antarctica. These layers were then dated using results from ice core analyses. These data show that accumulation rates along this profile have decreased in recent decades. The radar profile extends between two ice core sites taken along one of the US-ITASE traverse routes.

Data are available via FTP in both ASCII and Excel formats.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

User's Guide:

Citation Information:

Originator: V. Spikes, G. Hamilton, P. Mayewski, S. Arcone, S. Kaspari
Publication Date: 20050406
Title: US International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition (US ITASE): GPR Profiles and Accumulation Mapping
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/agdc/nsidc0269_spikes/index.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 20001201
Ending Date: 20001231

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: In work
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -123.993°
East Bounding Coordinate: -120.082°
North Bounding Coordinate: -77.6832°
South Bounding Coordinate: -78.0832°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ablation Zones/Accumulation Zones
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ablation Zones/Accumulation Zones

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Theme Keyword: US-ITASE United States - International Antarctic Scientific Expedition

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: GPR Ground Penetrating Radar

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: AGDC
Theme Keyword: ITASE
Theme Keyword: Mass Balance
Theme Keyword: NSIDC-0269
Theme Keyword: NSIDC National Snow and Ice Data Center
Theme Keyword: Radar
Theme Keyword: Snow Accumulation
Theme Keyword: U.S. ITASE

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent Antarctica

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: Vandy Blue Spikes
Contact Organization: Earth Science Agency, LLC

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • 9879 E. Broken Spur Dr.
City: Scottsdale
State or Province: AZ
Postal Code: 85262
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 775 450-5988
Contact Electronic Mail Address: vbs@earthscienceagency.com

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Distribution Information:

Distributor:

Contact Information:

Contact Organization Primary:

Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact Person: NSIDC User Services

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Resource Description:

NSIDC-0269

Distribution Liability:

NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Standard Order Process:

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: ASCII Text (.txt)

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20140314

Metadata Review Date:

20140314

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Metadata Standard Name:

FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

Metadata Standard Version:

FGDC-STD-012-2002

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Metadata Views

FGDC Text-Only

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in plain text

FGDC XML

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

ISO HTML

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