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

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

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Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Date Stamp:

2014-04-19

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0274.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: Compilation of Antarctic Radar Data, Siple Coast, 2000-2002
Date:
Date: 2005
Date Type:
Value: publication
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Edition Date: 2005-12-15
Identifier: NSIDC-0274
Identifier: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5736NTS
Cited Responsible Party:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: AGDC User Services
Organization Name: Antarctic Glaciological Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Website: http://nsidc.org/agdc/

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Abstract:

These data consist of ground-based, ice-penetrating radar profiles across satellite-detected lineations and terrains that were taken in the lower reaches of Ross Ice Stream C, also known as the Kamb Ice Stream (KIS); on Roosevelt Island; on the Siple Dome; and on the Shabtaie Ice Ridge. Researchers collected low frequency (2 MHz - 7 MHz) data during two separate deployments, 11 November through 7 December 2000 and 3 January through 28 January 2002. These radar data provide information on surface morphology and internal layer stratigraphy. The data are in the form of raw binary data files, accompanied by processed data files in JPEG format. These data are from a study of the scar-like features that are well known from the Siple Coast ice stream system in West Antarctica. The objective of the field work was to identify the nature of several scars, and to further characterize previously-identified margin scars that have been poorly dated. Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) and Radarsat image data, which are not included in this data set, were used to locate and map the features, and place them in a regional context. The study describes the recent history of the Siple Coast glaciers and investigates the causes of their changes in configuration. The main investigative tools were ground penetrating radar (GPR) profiles used to image internal layers and measure the depths to buried crevasses or disrupted layering. This, coupled with accumulation rates determined from shallow ice cores, provides 'shutdown' ages for the margin features. The field data provide input parameters for simple models of ice flow for margins and inter-ice stream ridges during active shearing and after shutdown. Such modeling will output an estimate of the initial elevation of scars and the corresponding ice stream elevation at the time of shutdown.

Purpose:

Scientific Research

Credit:

The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Howard Conway. 2005. Compilation of Antarctic Radar Data, Siple Coast, 2000-2002. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5736NTS.

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Individual Name: Charles Raymond
Organization Name: University of Washington
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Delivery Point: University of Washington
City: Seattle
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Postal Code: 98195
Country: USA

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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Howard Conway
Organization Name: University of Washington
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Contact Voice Telephone: 1 206 543-1190

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Delivery Point: Department of Earth and Space Sciences
City: Seattle
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Postal Code: 98195-1310
Country: USA
Email: conway@ess.washington.edu

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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Ginny Catania
Organization Name: University of Texas
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Contact Address:

Delivery Point: J.J. Pickle Research Campus, Bldg. 196
City: Austin
Administrative Area: TX
Postal Code: 78758
Country: USA

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Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Website: http://nsidc.org

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Keywords

Keyword: Continent > Antarctica
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Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
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Date: 2008-02-05
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Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Motion/Ice Sheet Motion
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Ice Floes
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Stratigraphy
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Ice Floes
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Stratigraphy
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Date: 2008-01-24
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Keywords

Keyword: AGDC
Keyword: Antarctic Ice Sheet
Keyword: Ice Floe
Keyword: Ice Flow
Keyword: Ice Penetrating Radar
Keyword: Ice Stratigraphy
Keyword: Ice Stream
Keyword: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
Keyword: Office of Polar Programs
Keyword: Radar
Keyword: Siple Coast
Keyword: Siple Dome
Keyword: West Antarctic Ice Sheet
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Westbound Longitude: -158
Eastbound Longitude: -134
Southbound Latitude: -84
Northbound Latitude: -81

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Time Period:

Begin Position: 20001111
End Position: 20020128

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Distributor Information:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

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Value: custodian
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: AGDC User Services
Organization Name: Antarctic Glaciological Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/agdc/

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Value: custodian
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Specification: FTP 16 - 1638.4 KB

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Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/AGDC/conway_nsidc_0274/
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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: GPR > Ground Penetrating Radar
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Description: satellite
Instrument: GPR > Ground Penetrating Radar

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