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

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

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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Andrew G. Fountain
Organization Name: Portland State University
Contact:

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Contact Voice Telephone: 1 503 725-3386

Contact Address:

City: Portland
Administrative Area: OR
Postal Code: 97207
Country: USA
Email: andrew@pdx.edu

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Website: http://nsidc.org

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Date Stamp:

2014-10-23

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ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

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ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0421.html

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Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: McMurdo Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research (MCM LTER) Core Glacier Mass Balance Data, Antarctica
Date:
Date: 2009
Date Type:
Value: publication
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Edition Date: 2009-08-31
Identifier: NSIDC-0421
Cited Responsible Party:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Website: http://nsidc.org

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Value: custodian
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Individual Name: AGDC User Services
Organization Name: Antarctic Glaciological Data Center
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Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

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Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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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

Credit:

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Andrew Fountain. 2009. McMurdo Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research (MCM LTER) Core Glacier Mass Balance Data, Antarctica. [indicate subset used]. Columbus, Ohio USA: Byrd Polar Research Center.

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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Andrew G. Fountain
Organization Name: Portland State University
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Contact Voice Telephone: 1 503 725-3386

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City: Portland
Administrative Area: OR
Postal Code: 97207
Country: USA
Email: andrew@pdx.edu

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Individual Name: W. Berry Lyons Lyons
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Contact Voice Telephone: 1 614 292-4697
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Delivery Point: 1090 Carmack Road
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Administrative Area: Ohio
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Individual Name: Thomas Nylen
Organization Name: Portland State University
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Contact Voice Telephone: 1 503 725-3355

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City: Portland OR
Postal Code: 97207-0751
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Email: bjtn@odin.pdx.edu

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Individual Name: Hassan Basagic
Organization Name: Portland State University
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Country: USA
Email: basagic@pdx.edu

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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Paul Langevin
Organization Name: U.S. Geological Survey
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City: Denver
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Postal Code: 80225
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Contact:

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Individual Name: Andrew G. Fountain
Organization Name: Portland State University
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Contact Voice Telephone: 1 503 725-3386

Contact Address:

City: Portland
Administrative Area: OR
Postal Code: 97207
Country: USA
Email: andrew@pdx.edu

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Website: http://nsidc.org

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Keyword: Geographic Region > Polar
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Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glaciers
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
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Keyword: Antarctic
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Keyword: Byrd Polar Research Center
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Westbound Longitude: 161.04
Eastbound Longitude: 163.03
Southbound Latitude: -78.08
Northbound Latitude: -77.3

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Begin Position: 19930101
End Position: 20091231

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Distribution Information:

Distributor Information:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

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Value: custodian
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: AGDC User Services
Organization Name: Antarctic Glaciological Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/agdc/

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Instrument:

Name: SNOW DENSITY CUTTER
Type: sensor

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