Ross Ice Shelf Firn Temperature, Antarctica

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0354

Summary

Since November of 2006, 12 thermistors were planted in the upper 16 meters of the firn on the Ross Ice Shelf near its calving front. Temperature data are collected every 20 minutes and are transmitted via ARGOS satellite relay. Data are intended to provide a view of how firn temperatures change as the ice shelf evolves. Data are available in comma-delimited ASCII format. Data are available via FTP.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -78°     S: -78°     E: -178°     W: -178°     Max Depth: 16 meters

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: MacAyeal, D. R., O. Sergienko, T. Scambos, and A. Muto.
Dataset Title: Ross Ice Shelf Firn Temperature, Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: 2008-12-15
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0354.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5BP00Q3

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2006-11-04
Stop Date: 2008-06-30

Data Resolution

Vertical Resolution: 16 meters

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

Ancillary Keywords

  • Antarctic
  • Antarctica
  • Antarctic Ice Sheet
  • Firn Temperature
  • Firn Temperature Measurements
  • Ross Ice Shelf
  • Temperature
  • Temperature Profiles

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • FIELD INVESTIGATION
  • FIELD SURVEYS

Instrument

  • TEMPERATURE LOGGERS
  • TEMPERATURE PROFILERS
  • TEMPERATURE SENSORS

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: 2 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

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

Olga Sergienko
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 609 452-5337 x
Email: osergien@princeton.edu
Contact Address:

  • Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences, Princeton University
  • Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program, GFDL, 201 Forrestal Rd, Office 347

City: Princeton
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08544
Country: USA

Ted Scambos
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: scambos@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • University of Colorado
  • Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449

Atsu Muto
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Colorado
  • Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science
  • CIRES 449 UCB

City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80309
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

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Antarctic Glaciological Data Center

Reference

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.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2008-12-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-01

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