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Amundsen Sea Sector Data Set

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0312

Summary

This data set includes a nested model, that starts at low resolution for the whole Antarctic Ice Sheet, and then embeds higher resolution data at limited domains. There are at least three levels of nesting: whole, regional, and specific ice streams. Investigators focused on the Thwaites Glacier and the Pine Island Glacier. The model was produced using data from (Holt et al. 2006) and (Vaughan et al. 2006). Data are in Network Common Data Form (NetCDF) format and are available via FTP.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -60°     S: -90°     E: 180°     W: -180°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Fastook, J.
Dataset Title: Amundsen Sea Sector Data Set
Dataset Release Date: 2007-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0312.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5J9649Q

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2004-12-21
Stop Date: 2005-03-21

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ablation Zones/Accumulation Zones
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Mass Balance/Ice Sheet Mass Balance
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Growth/Melt
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Motion
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Velocity
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Temperature
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Growth/Melt
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Motion
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Velocity
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Temperature

Ancillary Keywords

  • Ablation
  • Amundsen Sea Embayment
  • Antarctica
  • Bedrock Elevation
  • Elevation
  • Ice Melt
  • Ice Temperature
  • Ice Velocity
  • Melt
  • Modeling
  • Snow Accumulation
  • Temperature
  • Velocity Measurements
  • West Antarctica

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • AIRCRAFT

Instrument

  • RADAR ALTIMETERS

Data Set Progress

complete

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: 817 MB
Distribution Format: NetCDF

Personnel

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

James L. Fastook
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: fastook@maine.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Maine
  • Dept. of Computer Science and Quaternary and Climate Studies
  • University of Maine
  • Neville Hall

City: Orono
Province or State: ME
Postal Code: 04469-5790
Country: USA

Related URL

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AGDC Web Site

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Antarctic Glaciological Data Center

Reference

Courville, Z. R., M. R. Albert, M. A. Fahnestock, L. M. Cathles, IV, and C. A. Shuman. 2007. Impacts of an accumulation hiatus on the physical properties of firn at a low-accumulation polar site. Journal of Geophysical Research 112, F02030, doi: 10.1029/2005JF000429

Holt, J. W., D. D. Blankenship, D. L. Morse, D. A. Young, M. E. Peters, S. D. Kempf, T. G. Richter, D. G. Vaughan, H. F. J. Corr. 2006. New boundary conditions for the West Antarctic Ice Sheet; subglacial topography of the Thwaites and Smith Glacier catchments. Geophysical Research Letters L09502, doi: 10.1029/2005GL025561

Vaughan, D. G., H. F. J. Corr, F. Ferraccioli, N. Frearson, A. O'Hare, D. Mach, J. W. Holt, D. D. Blankenship, D. L. Morse, D. A. Young. 2006. New boundary conditions for the West Antarctic Ice Sheet; subglacial topography beneath Pine Island Glacier. Geophysical Research Letter doi: 10.1029/2005GL025588.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

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

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