Entry_ID: NSIDC-0421
Entry_Title: McMurdo Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research (MCM LTER) Core Glacier Mass Balance Data, Antarctica
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Andrew Fountain
   Dataset_Title: McMurdo Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research (MCM LTER) Core Glacier Mass Balance Data, Antarctica
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2009-08-31
   Dataset_Release_Place: Columbus, Ohio USA
   Dataset_Publisher: BPRC: Byrd Polar Research Center
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0421.html
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Andrew
   Middle_Name: G.
   Last_Name: Fountain
   Email: andrew@pdx.edu
   Phone: 1 503 725-3386 
   Fax: 1 503  725-3025 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Portland State University
      Address: Department of Geology
      City: Portland
      Province_or_State: OR
      Postal_Code: 97207
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: W.
   Middle_Name: Berry Lyons
   Last_Name: Lyons
   Email: lyons.142@osu.edu
   Phone: 1 614 292-4697 
   Phone: 1 614 688-3241 
   Fax: 1 614  292-4697 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University
      Address: Department of Geological Sciences
      Address: 1090 Carmack Road 
      City: Columbus
      Province_or_State: Ohio
      Postal_Code: 43210-1002
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Thomas
   Last_Name: Nylen
   Email: bjtn@odin.pdx.edu
   Phone: 1 503 725-3355 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Portland State University
      Address: Department of Geology
      City: Portland OR
      Postal_Code: 97207-0751
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Hassan
   Last_Name: Basagic
   Email: basagic@pdx.edu
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Portland State University
      Address: Department of Geology
      Address: 	
      City: Portland
      Province_or_State: Oregon
      Postal_Code: 97207-0751
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Paul
   Last_Name: Langevin
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: U.S. Geological Survey
      City: Denver
      Province_or_State: Colorado
      Postal_Code: 80225
      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: Glacier Mass Balance/Ice Sheet Mass Balance
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Glacier Motion/Ice Sheet Motion
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Glaciers
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
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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 Density
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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 Density
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: Antarctic
Keyword: Antarctica
Keyword: Byrd Polar Research Center
Keyword: Glacier
Keyword: Glacier Surface
Keyword: Ice Cores
Keyword: Mass Balance
Keyword: Office of Polar Programs
Keyword: Polar
Keyword: Snow Density
Keyword: Snow Depth
Keyword: Taylor Glacier
Sensor_Name: SNOW DENSITY CUTTER
Source_Name: FIELD INVESTIGATION
Source_Name: FIELD SURVEYS
Source_Name: LABORATORY
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1993-01-01
   Stop_Date: 2009-12-31
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -78.08
   Northernmost_Latitude: -77.3
   Westernmost_Longitude: 161.04
   Easternmost_Longitude: 163.03
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ANTARCTICA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: POLAR
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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: Online (HTTP)
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Group: Multimedia_Sample
   File: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/agdc/nsidc0399_kreutz/dryvalleys_map.png
   Caption: Sample Location Map
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Group: Reference

   Doran P. T., McKay C. P., Clow G. D., Dana G. L., Fountain A. G., Nylen T., 
   and W. B. Lyons. 2002. Valley floor climate observations from the MrcMurdo Dry 
   Valleys, Antarctica, 1986-2000, Journal of Geophysical Research, 107,  1-12, 
   DOI: 10.1029/2001JD002045

   Doran P. T., Priscu J. C., Lyons W. B., McKnight D. M., Fountain A. G., 
   Virginia R. A.,Wall D. H., Parsons A. N., McKay C. P., Clow G. D., Moorhead D. 
   L., and C. H. Fritsen. 2002. Antarctic climate cooling and terrestrial 
   ecosystem response, Nature, 415: 517-520.

   Doran, Peter T., Gayle L. Dana, Jordan T. Hastings and Robert A. Wharton, Jr. 
   1995. McMurdo Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER): LTER automatic 
   weather network (LAWN), Antarctic Journal of the United States, 30 (5): 276-280.

   Hoffman, M. J., Fountain, A. G., and G. E. Liston. 2008. Surface energy 
   balance and melt thresholds over 11 years at Taylor Glacier, East Antarctica. 
   Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, F04014, doi:10.1029/2008JF001029.

   Fountain A. G., Lewis K. J., and P. T. Doran. 1999. Spatial and climatic 
   variations and its control on glacier equilibrium line altitude in Taylor 
   Valley, Antarctica, Global and Planetary Change, 22: 1-10.

   Fountain, A. G., Nylen, T. H., MacClune, K. J., G. L. Dana. 2006. Glacier mass 
   balances (1993-2001) Taylor Valley, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Journal 
   of Glaciology, 52(178), 451-462.   Fountain, A. G., Nylen, T. H., Monaghan, 
   A., Basagic, H. J. and D. Bromwich. 2009. Snow in the McMurdo Dry Valleys. 
   International Journal of Climatology. Published Online: May 7 2009 9:54AM DOI: 
   10.1002/joc.1933

   Nylen, T., Fountain, A. G., and P. Doran. 2004. Climatology of katabatic winds 
   in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. J. Geophysical 
   Research, 109, D03114, doi10.10292003JD003937, 9p.

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Group: Summary

   As part of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project in the McMurdo Dry 
   Valleys of Antarctica, a systematic sampling program has been undertaken to 
   monitor mass balance of the Taylor Valley glaciers. Data were collected from 
   the Canada, Commonwealth, Howard, Hughes, Suess and Taylor glaciers, located 
   in the Taylor Valley of Antarctica. Monitoring the changes in these 
   measurements over time provides a record of mass balance, and aids in 
   determining the role of glaciers in the polar hydrologic cycle. 

   This material is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation 
   under Grants: OPP 9211773 (1993-1998), OPP 9813061 (1998-1999), OPP 9810219 
   (1999-2000), OPP 0096250 (2000-2005) and ANT-0423595 (2006-current).

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://www.mcmlter.org/queries/glacier/glacier_home.jsp
   Description: The McMurdo Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research (MCM LTER)
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://www.mcmlter.org/queries/glacier/glacier_home.jsp
   Group: Description

      The McMurdo Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research (MCM LTER) Program 
      Glacier Data web page

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IDN_Node: AMD/US
Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2009-08-31
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2012-09-11
DIF_Revision_History: Updated originating data center.