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Antarctic Subglacial Lake Classification Inventory

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0336

Summary

This data set is an Antarctic radar-based subglacial lake classification collection, which focuses on the radar reflection properties of each given lake.

The Subglacial lakes are separated into four categories specified by radar reflection properties. Additional information includes: latitude, longitude, length (in kilometers), hydro-potential (in meters), bed elevation (in meters above WGS84), and ice thickness (in meters).

Source data used to compile this data set were collected between 1998 and 2001. Data are available via FTP as a Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (XLS), and Tagged Image File Format (TIF).

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -70°     S: -90°     E: 15°     W: -160°    

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Sample Coverage Map


Image from Carter, S. P. et. al., 2007


Spatial coverage extent image from Carter, S. P. et. al., 2007


Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Donald Blankenship
Dataset Title: Antarctic Subglacial Lake Classification Inventory
Dataset Release Date: 2009-02-06
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0336.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5CN71VX

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1998-12-01
Stop Date: 2001-02-28

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice

Ancillary Keywords

  • Antarctic
  • Antarctica
  • Antarctic Ice Sheet
  • East Antarctic Plateau
  • Ice Sheet
  • Ice Sheet Elevation
  • Subglacial Topography
  • West Antarctica
  • West Antarctic Ice Sheet

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • FIELD INVESTIGATION
  • FIELD SURVEYS

Instrument

  • IMAGING RADAR SYSTEMS Imaging Radar Systems, Real and Synthetic Aperture
  • RADAR Radio Detection and Ranging

Project

  • SOAR Support Office for Aerogeophysical Research

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: 68 KB
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel

Personnel

Donald D. Blankenship
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: blank@ig.utexas.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Institute for Geophysics
  • 4412 Spicewood Springs Rd. #600

City: Austin
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 78759-8500
Country: USA

John W. Holt
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Institute for Geophysics
  • 4412 Spicewood Springs Rd. #600

City: Austin
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 78759-850
Country: USA

Sasha P. Carter
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: spcarter@ucsd.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of California, San Diego
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • 9500 Gilman Drive
  • Mail Code: 0225

City: La Jolla
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 92093
Country: US

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

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Reference

Carter, Sasha P., Donald D. Blankenship, Matthew E. Peters, Duncan A. Young, John W. Holt, and David L. Morse. Radar-based subglacial lake classification in Antarctica. GEOCHEMISTRY GEOPHYSICS GEOSYSTEMS, VOL. 8, Q03016, doi:10.1029/2006GC001408, 2007

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2009-02-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-18

Metadata Views

DIF Text-Only

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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