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McMurdo Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research (MCM LTER) Core Glacier Mass Balance Data, Antarctica

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0421

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Andrew Fountain
Publication Date: 20090831
Title: McMurdo Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research (MCM LTER) Core Glacier Mass Balance Data, Antarctica
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Columbus, Ohio USA
Publisher: BPRC: Byrd Polar Research Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0421.html

Description:

Abstract:

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).

Purpose: scientific research

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19930101
Ending Date: 20091231

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: 161.04°
East Bounding Coordinate: 163.03°
North Bounding Coordinate: -77.3°
South Bounding Coordinate: -78.08°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ablation Zones/Accumulation Zones
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Mass Balance/Ice Sheet Mass Balance
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Motion/Ice Sheet Motion
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glaciers
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Density
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Density

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: SNOW DENSITY CUTTER

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: FIELD INVESTIGATION
Theme Keyword: FIELD SURVEYS
Theme Keyword: LABORATORY

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Antarctic
Theme Keyword: Antarctica
Theme Keyword: Byrd Polar Research Center
Theme Keyword: Glacier
Theme Keyword: Glacier Surface
Theme Keyword: Ice Cores
Theme Keyword: Mass Balance
Theme Keyword: Office of Polar Programs
Theme Keyword: Polar
Theme Keyword: Snow Density
Theme Keyword: Snow Depth
Theme Keyword: Taylor Glacier

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent Antarctica
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Polar

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: Andrew G. Fountain
Contact Organization: Portland State University, Department of Geology

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal Code: 97207
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 503 725-3386
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 503 725-3025
Contact Electronic Mail Address: andrew@pdx.edu

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Distribution Information:

Distributor:

Contact Information:

Contact Organization Primary:

Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact Person: NSIDC User Services

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Resource Description:

NSIDC-0421

Distribution Liability:

NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20120911

Metadata Review Date:

20120911

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Metadata Standard Name:

FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

Metadata Standard Version:

FGDC-STD-012-2002

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Metadata Views

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Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in plain text

FGDC XML

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

ISO HTML

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