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Ice Shelf Rift Time-Lapse Photography, Antarctica

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0351

Summary

From November 2004 to March 2005, on the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica, an automated "web cam" was operated on the southward facing lip of a large ice-shelf rift to produce a photographic record of processes active in ice-shelf rift systems. Four times each day, the camera took a photograph in four repeating directions.

Geographic Coverage

 

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

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Doug MacAyeal
Dataset Title: Ice Shelf Rift Time-Lapse Photography, Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: 2008-11-11
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0351.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5QV3JGV

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2004-11-11
Stop Date: 2005-03-19

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Icebergs
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Icebergs
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice
  • Oceans Sea Ice Icebergs
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice

Ancillary Keywords

  • Antarctic
  • Antarctica
  • Antarctic Ice Sheet
  • Iceberg
  • Ice Shelf
  • Photographs
  • Photos
  • Ross Ice Shelf

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Instrument

  • CAMERAS

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: 163 MB
Distribution Format: Joint Photographic Expert Group (JPEG) (.jpg)

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

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

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Antarctic Glaciological Data Center

Reference

MacAyeal, D. R., K. C. Leonard, L. B. Tremblay, R. Ross and J. E. Thom, unpublished manuscript. Blowing Snow as a Source of Ice-Shelf Rift Filling Melange: Results of a 4-Month Study Using an Automated Camera System.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2008-11-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-18

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