Entry_ID: NSIDC-0299
Entry_Title: Snow and Firn Permeability: Characteristics of Snow Megadunes and their Potential Effects on Ice Core Interpretation
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Mary
   Middle_Name: R.
   Last_Name: Albert
   Email: mary.r.albert@erdc.usace.army.mil
   Phone: 1 603 646-4422 
   Fax: 1 603  646-4278 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: USACE Engineer Research and Development Center
      Address:  Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
      Address: 72 Lyme Road
      City: Hanover
      Province_or_State: NH
      Postal_Code: 03755
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Zoe
   Last_Name: Courville
   Email: Zoe.R.Courville@erdc.usace.army.mil
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: USACE Engineer Research and Development Center
      Address:  Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
      Address: 72 Lyme Road
      City: Hanover
      Province_or_State: NH
      Postal_Code: 03755
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Mac
   Last_Name: Cathles
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Department of the Geophysical Sciences
      Address: University of Chicago
      Address: 5734 S. Ellis Ave.
      City: Chicago
      Province_or_State: IL
      Postal_Code: I60637
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Technical Contact
   First_Name: NSIDC
   Last_Name: User Services
   Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
   Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
      Address: University of Colorado
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309-0449
      Country: USA
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Firn
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Density
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow/Ice Temperature
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Firn
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Density
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow/Ice Temperature
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: Antarctica
Keyword: Antarctic Ice Sheet
Keyword: East  Antarctic Plateau
Keyword: Firn Permeability
Keyword: Ice Sheet
Keyword: Megadunes
Keyword: Microstructure
Keyword: Snow Density
Keyword: Snow Permeability
Keyword: Snow Pits
Keyword: thermal conductivity
Sensor_Name: PERMEAMETERS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2004-01-04
   Stop_Date: 2004-01-20
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -80.7802
   Northernmost_Latitude: -80.5304
   Westernmost_Longitude: 124.0218
   Easternmost_Longitude: 126.0302
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ANTARCTICA
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Data_Set_Language: English
Originating_Center: AGDC
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: AGDC > Antarctic Glaciological Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/agdc/
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: AGDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 274 KB
   Distribution_Format: PDF
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 63 KB
   Distribution_Format: Microsoft Excel
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Group: 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.

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Group: 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.

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      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/agdc/index.html
   Description: AGDC Web Site
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   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/agdc
   Description: Antarctic Glaciological Data Center
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   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/antarctica/megadunes/
   Description: Antarctic Megadunes Web Site
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/antarctica/megadunes/
   Description: Expedition web page
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   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0283.html
   Group: Description

      AWS Data: Characteristics of Snow Megadunes and Their Potential Effect on Ice 
      Core Interpretation

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   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0282.html
   Group: Description

      GPR and GPS Data: Characteristics of Snow Megadunes and their Potential 
      Effects on Ice Core Interpretation

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      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0282.html
   Group: Description

      GPR and GPS Data: Characteristics of Snow Megadunes and Their Potential 
      Effects on Ice Core Interpretation

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0283.html
   Group: Description

      RAWS Data: Characteristics of Snow Megadunes and Their Potential Effect on Ice 
      Core Interpretation

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IDN_Node: AMD/US
Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2007-11-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-03-18
DIF_Revision_History:  Added DOI