Entry_ID: NSIDC-0350
Entry_Title: Giant Icebergs of the Ross Sea, in situ Drift and Weather Measurements, Antarctica
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Doug MacAyeal
   Dataset_Title: Giant Icebergs of the Ross Sea, in situ Drift and Weather Measurements, Antarctica
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2008-10-20
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0350.html
   Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5VM496K
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Group: Personnel
   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: Emile
   Last_Name: Okal
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Northwestern University
      Address: Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
      City: Evanston
      Province_or_State: Illinois
      Postal_Code: 60208-2150
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Richard
   Last_Name: Aster
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: New Mexico Tech
      Address: Dept. of Earth & Environmental Science
      City: Socorro
      Province_or_State: New Mexico
      Postal_Code: 87801
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Jeremy
   Last_Name: Bassis
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address:  University of California, San Diego
      Address: Institute for Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanogra
      City: La Jolla,
      Province_or_State: California
      Postal_Code: 92093-0225
      Country: USA
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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: Icebergs
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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: Oceans
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Icebergs
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: Antarctica
Keyword: Atmospheric Pressure
Keyword: AWS
Keyword: AWS Climate Data
Keyword: GPS
Keyword: GPS data
Keyword: Iceberg
Keyword: Pressure
Keyword: Ross Ice Shelf
Keyword: Solar Radiation
Keyword: Wind Direction
Keyword: Wind Speed
Sensor_Name: MMS > Meteorological Measurement System
Source_Name: FIELD INVESTIGATION
Source_Name: FIELD SURVEYS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2001-01-25
   Stop_Date: 2008-06-30
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -78
   Northernmost_Latitude: -60
   Westernmost_Longitude: -178
   Easternmost_Longitude: 110
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ANTARCTICA
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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: 250 KB
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: Reference

   MacAyeal, D. R., M. H. Okal, J. E. Thom, K. M. Brunt, Y.-J. Kim and A. K. 
   Bliss, 2008. Tabular iceberg collisions within the coastal regime.  J. 
   Glaciol., Vol. 54, No. 185, p. 371-386.

   MacAyeal, D. R., E. A. Okal, R. C. Aster and J. N. Bassis, 2008. Seismic and 
   hydroacoustic tremor generated by colliding icebergs. J. Geophys. Res., Vol 
   13, doi: 10.1029/2008JF001005.

   MacAyeal, D. R., E. A. Okal, R. C. Aster, J. N. Bassis, K. M. Brunt, L. M. 
   Cathles, R. Drucker, H. A. Fricker, Y.-J. Kim, S. Martin, M. H. Okal, O. V. 
   Sergienko, M. P. Sponsler, J. E. Thom, 2006. Transoceanic wave propagation 
   links iceberg calving margins of Antarctica with storms in tropics and 
   Northern Hemisphere. Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol 33, doi: 10.1029/2006GL027235.

   Sergienko, O. V., D. R. MacAyeal and J. E. Thom, 2008. Reconstruction of 
   snow/firn thermal diffusivities from observed temperature variation: 
   application to iceberg C16 (Ross Sea, Antarctica), 2004-07. Ann. Glaciol., 
   Vol. 49, in press.

   K. M. Brunt, 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, 202 pages).

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Group: Summary

   During 2001-2006, 6 giant icebergs (B15A, B15J, B15K, C16 and C25) adrift in 
   the southwestern Ross Sea, Antarctica, were instrumented with global 
   positioning system (GPS) receivers, magnetic compasses and automatic weather 
   stations (AWS), to monitor their behavior in the near-coastal environment and 
   to record their exit into the Southern Ocean. The GPS and AWS data were 
   collected on a 20-minute interval, Many of the station data timeseries are 
   continuous for periods of up to 7 years, with icebergs C16 and B15J having the 
   longest records.

   The data is considered useful for examining the processes of iceberg drift 
   (and other behaviors) on time scales that are shorter than what is possible 
   through satellite image iceberg tracking. Data are available in 
   comma-delimited ASCII format and Matlab native mat files.

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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: 2008-10-20
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-03-18
DIF_Revision_History:  Added DOI