Glaciological Investigations of the Bulge and Trunk of Kamb Ice Stream, West Antarctica

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0380

Summary

This data set contains radar data from the Kamb Ice Stream (KIS), formerly known as Ice Stream C, in West Antarctica. The project was part of a larger study to assess the likelihood of ice stream reactivation. Parameters include latitude, longitude, distance along profile, ice thickness pick, bright layer depth, and surface elevation, from approximately 1600 km of ground-based radar traverses recorded during the 2004 and 2005 Antarctic field seasons.

Data are available via FTP as ASCII text files (.txt). Profile location maps and sample profile sections are available as Joint Photographic Experts Group (.jpg) image files. The data are also available as binary data on DVD, upon request.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -82°     S: -83°     E: -130°     W: -140°    

Multimedia Sample


St. Olaf College 3 MHZ ground-based ice-penetrating radar profile on Kamb Ice St



Sample Location Map


Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: R. W. Jacobel
Dataset Title: Glaciological Investigations of the Bulge and Trunk of Kamb Ice Stream, West Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: 2009-03-26
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0380.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5ZC80SH

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2005-11-14
Stop Date: 2005-12-28

Start Date: 2004-11-01
Stop Date: 2004-12-30

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
  • Spectral/Engineering Radar Radar Reflectivity

Ancillary Keywords

  • Antarctic
  • Antarctica
  • Antarctic Ice Sheet
  • Ice Penetrating Radar
  • Ice Sheet Elevation
  • Ice Sheet Thickness
  • Ice Stream
  • Radar Echo Sounding
  • West Antarctic Ice Sheet

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • FIELD INVESTIGATION
  • FIELD SURVEYS

Instrument

  • RADAR Radio Detection and Ranging
  • RADAR ECHO SOUNDERS

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: 12 - 375 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

Robert Jacobel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 507 646-3124
Email: jacobel@stolaf.edu
Contact Address:

  • St. Olaf College
  • Environmental Studies Program
  • St. Olaf College
  • 1520 St. Olaf Ave.

City: Northfield
Province or State: MN
Postal Code: 55057

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
View Project Home Page

Reference

Jacobel, R. W., A. M. Gades, D. L. Gottschling, S. M. Hodge and D. L. Wright. 1993. Interpretation of radar-detected internal layer folding in West Antarctic ice streams. Journal of Glaciology, 39(133), 528–537.

Jacobel, R. W., T. A. Scambos, C. F. Raymond and A. M. Gades. 1996. Changes in the configuration of ice stream flow from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Journal of Geophysical Research, 101(B3), 5499–5504.

Jacobel, R. W., T. A. Scambos, N. A. Nereson and C.F. Raymond. 2000. Changes in the margin of Ice Stream C, Antarctica. Journal of Glaciology, 46(152), 102–110

Jacobel, R. W. , B. C. Welch, D.J. Osterhouse, R. Pettersson and J.A. MacGregor. 2007. Spatial Variation of Basal Conditions on Kamb Ice Stream. EOS Transactions American Geophysical Union, 88(52). C54A-03. Jacobel, R. W., B. C. Welch. 2005. A time marker at 17.5 kyr BP detected throughout West Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology, 41. 47-51.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2009-03-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-18

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