Climate, Drift, and Image Data from Antarctic Icebergs A22A and UK211, 2006-2007

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0466

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Scambos, T., R. Bauer, R. Ross, J. Bohlander, J. Thom, Y. Yermolin
Publication Date: 20110131
Title: Climate, Drift, and Image Data from Antarctic Icebergs A22A and UK211, 2006-2007
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0466.html
Online Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5N014GW

Description:

Abstract:

This data set includes a variety of station data from two Antarctic icebergs. In 2006, researchers installed specialized weather stations called Automated Meteorological Ice Geophysical Observing Stations (AMIGOS) on two icebergs, A22A and UK211 (nicknamed Amigosberg), near Marambio Station in Antarctica.The AMIGOS stations were outfitted with Global Positioning System (GPS) sensors, cameras, and an electronic thermometer. They collected data from their installation in March 2006 until the icebergs crumbled into the ocean, in 2006 (Amigosberg) and 2007 (A22A). Available data include GPS, temperature and ablation measurements, and photographs of the station base and of flag lines extending out to the edges of the icebergs. Snow pit data from iceberg A22A is also included.

This data set was collected as part of a National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs Special Grant for Exploratory Research, to explore the possibility of using drfting icebergs to investigate ice shelf evolution caused by climate change. The expedition, nicknamed IceTrek, was conducted jointly with Argentine scientists. The data are available via FTP in ASCII text (.txt) and Joint Photographic Experts Group (.jpg) formats.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

User's Guide:

Citation Information:

Originator: Scambos, T., R. Bauer, R. Ross, J. Bohlander, J. Thom, Y. Yermolin
Publication Date: 20110131
Title: Climate, Drift, and Image Data from Antarctic Icebergs A22A and UK211, 2006-2007
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/agdc/nsidc0466_scambos/index.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 20060305
Ending Date: 20070115

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -60°
East Bounding Coordinate: -15°
North Bounding Coordinate: -47°
South Bounding Coordinate: -80°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Icebergs
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Sea Ice Icebergs
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Sea Ice Icebergs
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Icebergs

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: CAMERAS
Theme Keyword: GPS Global Positioning System
Theme Keyword: MMS Meteorological Measurement System
Theme Keyword: THERMOMETERS

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: GPS Global Positioning System Satellites

Theme:

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

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: Antarctic
Theme Keyword: Antarctica
Theme Keyword: Breakup
Theme Keyword: GPS
Theme Keyword: Iceberg
Theme Keyword: Ice Breakup
Theme Keyword: Ice Shelf
Theme Keyword: Ice shelf meltwater
Theme Keyword: Photographs
Theme Keyword: weddell sea

Place:

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

Platform and Instrument Identification:

Platform Full Name: Global Positioning System Satellites
Platform Short Name: GPS
Instrument Full Name: Meteorological Measurement System
Instrument Short Name: MMS

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of 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:
  • 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 x
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468 x
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

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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-0466

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.

Standard Order Process:

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: ASCII Text (.txt)

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

Standard Order Process:

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: Joint Photographic Expert Group (JPEG) (.jpg)

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20130320

Metadata Review Date:

20130320

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

FGDC Text-Only

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