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Snow and Firn Permeability: Characteristics of Snow Megadunes and their Potential Effects on Ice Core Interpretation

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0299

Summary

This data set contains firn physical properties measured in two meter snow pits and from deeper, 12- to 30-meter firn cores. The physical properties measured in the snow pits include density, permeability and microstructure (grain size and pore size). The physical properties measured on firn cores include density, permeability, diffusivity and microstructure. Data are available in Microsoft Excel format and ADOBE PDF and are available via FTP.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -80.5304°     S: -80.7802°     E: 126.0302°     W: 124.0218°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Albert, Mary
Dataset Title: Snow and Firn Permeability: Characteristics of Snow Megadunes and their Potential Effects on Ice Core Interpretation
Dataset Release Date: 2007-11-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0299.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5639MPD

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2004-01-04
Stop Date: 2004-01-20

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Firn
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Density
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Temperature
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Firn
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Density
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Temperature

Ancillary Keywords

  • Antarctica
  • Antarctic Ice Sheet
  • East Antarctic Plateau
  • Firn Permeability
  • Ice Sheet
  • Megadunes
  • Microstructure
  • Snow Density
  • Snow Permeability
  • Snow Pits
  • thermal conductivity

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Instrument

  • PERMEAMETERS

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: 274 KB
Distribution Format: PDF

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 63 KB
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel

Personnel

Mary R. Albert
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 603 646-4422
Fax: 1 603 646-4278
Email: mary.r.albert@erdc.usace.army.mil
Contact Address:

  • USACE Engineer Research and Development Center
  • Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
  • 72 Lyme Road

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

Zoe Courville
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: Zoe.R.Courville@erdc.usace.army.mil
Contact Address:

  • USACE Engineer Research and Development Center
  • Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
  • 72 Lyme Road

City: Hanover
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03755

Mac Cathles
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Department of the Geophysical Sciences
  • University of Chicago
  • 5734 S. Ellis Ave.

City: Chicago
Province or State: IL
Postal Code: I60637
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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AGDC Web Site

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Antarctic Glaciological Data Center

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Antarctic Megadunes Web Site

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Expedition web page

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Reference

Albert, M.R., C. Shuman, Z. Courville, R. Bauer, M. Fahnestock, T. Scambos, 2005. Extreme Firn Metamorphism: Impact of Decades of Vapor Transport on Near-Surface Firn at a Low-Accumulation Glazed Site on the East Antarctic Plateau. Annals of Glaciology, v. 39, p.73-78.

Courville, Z.R, M. Albert, M. Fahnestock, L.M. Cathles, 2006. Impact of Accumulation Hiatus on the Physical Properties of Firn at a Low Accumulation Site. Journal of Geophysical Research.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2007-11-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-18

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