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WAIS Divide Ice Core Images, Antarctica

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0375

Summary

This data set is comprised of optical images of ice core sections, acquired with a digital line-scan camera in the cold room facility at the U.S. National Ice Core Laboratory (NICL). Ice core sections are archival cuts which have rough-out rounds of ice with a single plane cut along one side. Ice sections were illuminated with fiber optic light guides connected to a 1000 watt (W) xenon light source. Original scan resolution varies from about 0.05 mm to 0.1 mm, and is documented in the metadata for each image. Images are in uncompressed Tagged Image File (.tif) form, with resolutions of 1.0 mm and 0.1 mm. Depth of image in the ice core is documented in the metadata files for each image.

Data are available via FTP as .tif image files. Supporting information is available as ASCII text files (.txt), and other file formats readable with a freely available image processing program, IceImageJ.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -79.466667°     S: -79.466667°     E: -112.083333°     W: -112.083333°    

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Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Kenneth C. McGwire
Dataset Title: WAIS Divide Ice Core Images, Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: 2010-02-10
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0375.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5348H8T

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2006-01-01
Stop Date: 2007-12-30

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA

Science Keywords

  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records
  • Spectral/Engineering Visible Wavelengths Visible Imagery

Ancillary Keywords

  • Antarctica
  • Ice Core
  • Ice Core Data
  • Ice Cores
  • WAIS
  • West Antarctica

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • FIELD INVESTIGATION
  • FIELD SURVEYS
  • LABORATORY

Instrument

  • CAMERAS

Project

  • WAISCORES West Antarctic Ice Sheet Cores

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: 16 GB
Distribution Format: TIFF

Personnel

Kenneth Christian McGwire
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 775 673-7324
Fax: 1 775 673-7485
Email: kenm@dri.edu
Contact Address:

  • DRI-DEES
  • 2215 Raggio Parkway

City: Reno
Province or State: NV
Postal Code: 89512
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

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Reference

McGwire, K. C., G. M. Hargreaves, R. B. Alley, T. J. Popp, D. B. Reusch, M. K. Spencer, K. C. Taylor. 2008. An integrated system for optical imaging of ice cores. Cold Regions Science and Technology, Volume 53, Issue 2, Pages 216-228. McGwire, K.C., J.R. McConnell, R.B. Alley, J.R. Banta, G.M. Hargreaves, and K.C. Taylor. 2008. Dating Annual Layers of a Shallow Antarctic Ice Core with an Optical Scanner. Journal of Glaciology 54(188):831-838.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2010-02-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-18

Metadata Views

DIF Text-Only

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in plain text

DIF XML

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

FGDC HTML

U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata

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