Entry_ID: NSIDC-0312
Entry_Title: Amundsen Sea Sector Data Set
Group: 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
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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: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: James
   Middle_Name: L.
   Last_Name: Fastook
   Email: fastook@maine.edu
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Maine
      Address: Dept. of Computer Science and Quaternary and Climate Studies
      Address: University of Maine
      Address: Neville Hall
      City: Orono
      Province_or_State: ME
      Postal_Code: 04469-5790
      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: Ablation Zones/Accumulation Zones
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Glacier Mass Balance/Ice Sheet Mass Balance
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Sheets
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Growth/Melt
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Motion
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Velocity
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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: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Growth/Melt
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Motion
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Velocity
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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: Ablation
Keyword: Amundsen Sea Embayment
Keyword: Antarctica
Keyword: Bedrock Elevation
Keyword: Elevation
Keyword: Ice Melt
Keyword: Ice Temperature
Keyword: Ice Velocity
Keyword: Melt
Keyword: Modeling
Keyword: Snow Accumulation
Keyword: Temperature
Keyword: Velocity Measurements
Keyword: West Antarctica
Sensor_Name: RADAR ALTIMETERS
Source_Name: AIRCRAFT
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2004-12-21
   Stop_Date: 2005-03-21
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -90
   Northernmost_Latitude: -60
   Westernmost_Longitude: -180
   Easternmost_Longitude: 180
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ANTARCTICA
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Data_Set_Language: English
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: 817 MB
   Distribution_Format: NetCDF
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Group: 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.

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Group: 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.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      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: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/agdc/index.html
   Description: Antarctic Glaciological Data Center
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IDN_Node: AMD/US
Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2007-01-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-03-18
DIF_Revision_History:  Added DOI