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Ablation Rates of Taylor Glacier, Antarctica

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0326

Summary

This data set provides glacier surface ablation rates for a network of approximately 250 sites on Taylor Glacier, spanning a period from 2003 to 2011. Here sublimation is the dominant ablation mechanism, though a few sites have accumulation. Ablation data are provided in meters water equivalent per year.

Data are available via FTP in space-delimited ASCII format.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -77.6°     S: -77.9°     E: 162.2°     W: 160.1°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Cuffey, K.
Dataset Title: Ablation Rates of Taylor Glacier, Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: 2007-12-01Updated 2012
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0326.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5N29TW8

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2002-11-19
Stop Date: 2011-01-12

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 Glaciers
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice

Ancillary Keywords

  • Ablation
  • Glacier
  • Glacier Surface
  • Glacier Surface Ablation
  • Glacier Surface Ablation Rate
  • Taylor Glacier

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • FIELD INVESTIGATION

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: 11 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

Kurt M. Cuffey
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 510 643-1641
Fax: 1 510 642-3370
Email: kcuffey@socrates.berkeley.edu
Contact Address:

  • Department of Geography
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • 507 McCone Hall

City: Berkeley
Province or State: California
Postal Code: 94720
Country: USA

Andrew Bliss
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of California Berkeley
  • Department of Geography
  • 507 McCone Hall

City: Berkeley
Province or State: California
Postal Code: 94720-4740
Country: USA

Jeffrey Kavanaugh
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Alberta
  • Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • 1-26 Earth Sciences Building

City: Edmonton
Province or State: Alberta
Postal Code: Canada
Country: T6G 2E1

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

Reference

Aciego, Sarah, Kurt M. Cuffey, Jeffrey L. Kavanaugh, D.L. Morse, and J.P. Severinghaus. 2007. Pleistocene Ice and Paleo-strain Rates at Taylor Glacier, Antarctica. Quaternary Research 68:303-313.

Bliss, A. K., K. M. Cuffey, and J. L. Kavanaugh. 2011. Sublimation and Surface Energy Budget of Taylor Glacier, Antarctica. Jounral of Glaciology. 57 (204, 684-696).

Bliss, A. K. 2011. Ablation on Taylor Glacier, Antarctica. PhD Thesis, University of California, Berkeley.

Kavanaugh, J. L., K. M. Cuffey, D. L. Morse, A. K. Bliss, and S. M. Aciego. 2009. Dynamics and Mass Balance of Taylor Glacier, Antarctica: 3. State of Mass Balance. Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, F04012, doi:10.1029/2009JF001331

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2007-12-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-18

Metadata Views

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Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in plain text

DIF XML

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

FGDC HTML

U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata

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