Entry_ID: NSIDC-0347
Entry_Title: Continuous GPS (static) Data from the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
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   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
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   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Douglas
   Middle_Name: R.
   Last_Name: MacAyeal
   Email: drm7@uchicago.edu
   Phone: 1 773 752-6078 x
   Fax: 773 702  9509 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Chicago
      Address: Geophysical Sciences
      Address: Department of Geophysical Sciences
      Address: University of Chicago
      Address: 5734 S. Ellis Ave.
      City: Chicago
      Province_or_State: IL
      Postal_Code: 60637
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Kelly
   Last_Name: Brunt
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
      Address: Cryospheric Sciences Branch, Code 614.1
      City: Greenbelt
      Province_or_State: MD
      Postal_Code: 20771
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Matthew
   Last_Name: King
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Newcastle
      Address: Department of Civil Engineering and Earth Sciences
      City: Newcastle upon Tyne
      Postal_Code: NE1 7RU
      Country: UK
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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: 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 Motion/Ice Sheet Motion
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Icebergs
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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: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Icebergs
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
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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: Oceans
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Icebergs
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
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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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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: Antarctic
Keyword: Antarctica
Keyword: Antarctic Ice Sheet
Keyword: Elevation
Keyword: GPS
Keyword: GPS data
Keyword: Iceberg
Keyword: Ice Sheet Elevation
Keyword: Ice Surface Elevation
Keyword: Ice Velocity
Keyword: Latitude
Keyword: Ross Ice Shelf
Keyword: Surface Elevation
Keyword: Velocity Measurements
Sensor_Name: GPS > Global Positioning System
Sensor_Name: GPS RECEIVERS
Source_Name: GPS > Global Positioning System Satellites
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2005-10-29
   Stop_Date: 2005-11-21
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -78
   Northernmost_Latitude: -78
   Westernmost_Longitude: -178
   Easternmost_Longitude: -178
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ANTARCTICA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: OCEAN
   Location_Type: SOUTHERN OCEAN
   Location_Subregion1: ROSS SEA
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Data_Set_Language: English
Originating_Center: AGDC
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: 80 MB
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: 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).

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Group: 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.

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   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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IDN_Node: AMD/US
Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2008-10-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-03-18
DIF_Revision_History:  Added DOI