Entry_ID: NSIDC-0354
Entry_Title: Ross Ice Shelf Firn Temperature, Antarctica
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Doug MacAyeal
   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
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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: Olga
   Last_Name: Sergienko
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Portland State University
      Address: Geology
      Address: PO Box 751
      City: Portland
      Province_or_State: Oregon
      Postal_Code: 97207
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Ted
   Last_Name: Scambos
   Email: scambos@nsidc.org
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Colorado
      Address: Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: CIRES,  449 UCB
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309-0449
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   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Atsu
   Last_Name: Muto
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Colorado
      Address: Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science
      Address: CIRES 449 UCB
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: Colorado
      Postal_Code: 80309
      Country: USA
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   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: Firn
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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: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Temperature
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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: Snow/Ice Temperature
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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: Oceans
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Temperature
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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: Snow/Ice Temperature
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: Antarctic
Keyword: Antarctica
Keyword: Antarctic Ice Sheet
Keyword: Firn Temperature
Keyword: Firn Temperature Measurements
Keyword: Ross Ice Shelf
Keyword: Temperature
Keyword: Temperature Profiles
Sensor_Name: TEMPERATURE LOGGERS
Sensor_Name: TEMPERATURE PROFILERS
Sensor_Name: TEMPERATURE SENSORS
Source_Name: FIELD INVESTIGATION
Source_Name: FIELD SURVEYS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2006-11-04
   Stop_Date: 2008-06-30
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -78
   Northernmost_Latitude: -78
   Westernmost_Longitude: -178
   Easternmost_Longitude: -178
   Maximum_Depth: 16 meters
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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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Group: Data_Resolution
   Vertical_Resolution: 16 meters
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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: 2 MB
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: 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, in press.

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Group: 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.

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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: 2008-12-15
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-03-18
DIF_Revision_History:  Added DOI