Continuous GPS (static) Data from the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0347

Summary

In October 2005, three geodetic GPS receivers were deployed on the Ross Ice Shelf near the ice front to observe short-term fluctuations in ice-shelf velocity associated with tidal forcing and other phenomena. Two stations were placed on either side of a large rift that is expected to eventually create the next iceberg to calve from the Ross Ice Shelf (called "Nascent Iceberg"). One station was established at a location near station R13, occupied in 1979 during the RIGGS project (Thomas et al., 1984), to determine if the near-ice-front part of the Ross Ice Shelf has significantly changed its long-term flow since the late 1970s.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -78°     S: -78°     E: -178°     W: -178°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Douglas MacAyeal
Dataset Title: Continuous GPS (static) Data from the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: 2008-10-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0347.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N57W694M

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2005-10-29
Stop Date: 2005-11-21

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA
  • OCEAN SOUTHERN OCEAN ROSS SEA

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ablation Zones/Accumulation Zones
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Motion/Ice Sheet Motion
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Icebergs
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Icebergs
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Motion
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Velocity
  • Oceans Sea Ice Icebergs
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Motion
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Velocity

Ancillary Keywords

  • Antarctic
  • Antarctica
  • Antarctic Ice Sheet
  • Elevation
  • GPS
  • GPS data
  • Iceberg
  • Ice Sheet Elevation
  • Ice Surface Elevation
  • Ice Velocity
  • Latitude
  • Ross Ice Shelf
  • Surface Elevation
  • Velocity Measurements

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • GPS Global Positioning System Satellites

Instrument

  • GPS Global Positioning System
  • GPS RECEIVERS

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: 80 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

Douglas R. MacAyeal
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 773 752-6078 x
Fax: 773 702 9509 x
Email: drm7@uchicago.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Chicago
  • Geophysical Sciences
  • Department of Geophysical Sciences
  • University of Chicago
  • 5734 S. Ellis Ave.

City: Chicago
Province or State: IL
Postal Code: 60637
Country: USA

Kelly Brunt
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Cryospheric Sciences Branch, Code 614.1

City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

Matthew King
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Newcastle
  • Department of Civil Engineering and Earth Sciences

City: Newcastle upon Tyne
Postal Code: NE1 7RU
Country: UK

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

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
AGDC Web site

Reference

Brunt, K. M., 2008. Tidal Motion of the Ross Ice Shelf and its Interaction with the Siple Coast Ice Streams, Antarctica. (PhD dissertation, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA, 202 pages).

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2008-10-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-18

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