Digital Imaging for Siple Dome Ice Core Analysis, Antarctica

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0413

Summary

This data set contains high-resolution digital images of thin and thick sections cut from the 1003 meter Siple Dome A main ice core. The images are useful for crystal size and orientation analysis and bubble size, shape, distribution, and number density determinations. The data set contains several generations of images, taken between June 1998 and May 2005. An accompanying spreadsheet contains creation date information for each file.

The data are available via FTP in Adobe Photoshop Document (.psd), and Tagged Image File (.tif) formats. Additional information is provided as a Microsoft Excel (.xls) spreadsheet.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -80.666667°     S: -80.666667°     E: -148.816667°     W: -148.816667°     Min Depth: 153 meters     Max Depth: 936 meters

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Sample Image



Sample Horizontal Bubble Ice Core Section (SDMA153-5HBa.tif)


Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Fitzpatrick, Joan, Richard Alley, and Matthew Spencer
Dataset Title: Digital Imaging for Siple Dome Ice Core Analysis, Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: 2009-09-03
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0413.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5XG9P2G

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1998-06-01
Stop Date: 2005-05-30

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA

Science Keywords

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

Ancillary Keywords

  • Ice Core
  • Ice Core Data
  • Ice Cores
  • Photographs
  • Siple Dome
  • Trapped Air Bubbles

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: 716.6 MB
Distribution Format: Photoshop

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 738.1 MB
Distribution Format: TIFF

Personnel

Richard Alley
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 814 863-1700 x
Email: rba6@psu.edu
Contact Address:

  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Department of Geosciences
  • 306 Deike Building

City: University Park
Province or State: PA
Postal Code: 16802

Joan Fitzpatrick
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 303 202-4828
Email: jfitz@usgs.gov
Contact Address:

  • United States Geological Survey
  • MS-980 Box 25046
  • Denver Federal Center
  • United States Geological Survey

City: Denver
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225
Country: USA

Matthew Spencer
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Lake Superior State University
  • Department of Geology and Physics
  • 650 W. Easterday Ave.

City: Sault Ste. Marie
Province or State: MI
Postal Code: 49783

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

Diprinzio, C. L., L. A. Wilen, R. B. Alley, J. J. Fitzpatrick, M. K. Spencer, M. J. Gow. 2005. Fabric and texture at Siple Dome, Antarctia. Journal of Glaciology, Vol. 51, no. 173, pp. 281-290.

Spencer, M. K., R. B. Alley, and J. J. Fitzpatrick. 2006. Developing a bubble number-density paleoclimatic indicator for glacier ice. Journal of Glaciology, Volume 52, Number 178, pp. 358-364(7).

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2009-09-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-20

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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