Radar Studies of Internal Stratigraphy and Bed Topography along the US ITASE-II Traverse

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0475

Summary

This data set contains ice penetrating radar data from the US-International Trans-Antarctic Science Expedition (ITASE) Traverse, from Taylor Dome to South Pole recorded by the St. Olaf College deep radar system. Parameters include latitude, longitude, distance along profile (m), ice thickness pick (m), surface elevation (m), and bed echo power (relative units) from the approximately 1800 km traverse recorded during the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 Antarctic field seasons (austral summer). The traverse has been broken into three segments, which are shown on three maps provided with the data. A sample radar profile covering approximately 120 km of the traverse near Titan Dome is also provided.

Data are available via FTP as ASCII text files (.txt). Profile location maps and sample profile sections are available as Joint Photographic Experts Group (.jpg) image files.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -78°     S: -90°     E: 160°     W: 130°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Jacobel, R.
Dataset Title: Radar Studies of Internal Stratigraphy and Bed Topography along the US ITASE-II Traverse
Dataset Release Date: 2010-10-20
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0475.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5G73BMS

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2006-11-01
Stop Date: 2008-02-01

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glaciers
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
  • Spectral/Engineering Radar
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glaciers
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets

Ancillary Keywords

  • Antarctic
  • Antarctica
  • ANTARCTIC GLACIATIONS
  • Antarctic Ice Sheet
  • CONTINENTAL ICE SHEET
  • ground penetrating radar
  • Ice
  • ICE CAP
  • Ice Penetrating Radar
  • Ice Sheet Thickness
  • Ice Stratigraphy
  • Ice Thickness
  • Radar
  • Radar Echo Sounders
  • USITASE

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
  • Geoscientific Information

Platform

  • FIELD INVESTIGATION
  • FIELD SURVEYS

Instrument

  • RADAR Radio Detection and Ranging

Project

  • US-ITASE United States - International Antarctic Scientific Expedition

Data Set Progress

complete

Originating Center

ST-OLAF/CEGSIC

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: 700 - 17000 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

Robert Jacobel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 507 646-3124
Email: jacobel@stolaf.edu
Contact Address:

  • St. Olaf College
  • Environmental Studies Program
  • St. Olaf College
  • 1520 St. Olaf Ave.

City: Northfield
Province or State: MN
Postal Code: 55057

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

Jacobel, R.W., K. E. Lapo, J.R. Stamp, B.W. Youngblood, B.C. Welch and J.L. Bamber. 2010. A Comparison of Basal Reflectivity and Ice Velocity in East Antarctica. The Cryosphere. In Press.

Arcone, S.A., R.W. Jacobel and G. S. Hamilton. 2010. Unconformable Stratigraphy in East Antarctica, Part I: Influence of Bed Topography, Ice Flow and Metamorphism on Antidunal Accumulation in Firn. Journal of Glaciology. Submitted.

Arcone, S.A., R.W. Jacobel and G. S. Hamilton. 2010. Unconformable Stratigraphy in East Antarctica, Part II: Low Frequency GPR Profiles of Englacial Bedding Sequences and Metamorphic Layers. Journal of Glaciology. Submitted.

Lapo, K.E., J.R. Stamp, B.W. Youngblood, B.C. Welch and R.W. Jacobel. 2010.Using Radar-Derived Measurements of Basal Reflectivity to Locate Antarctic Subglacial Lakes. EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union. Submitted.

Welch, B.C.; R.W. Jacobel, S.A. Arcone. 2009. First Results from Radar Profiles Collected Along the US-ITASE Ttraverse from Taylor Dome to South Pole (2006-2008 ). Annals of Glaciology, 50(51), 10. Jacobel, R.W., S.A. Arcone, B.C. Welch, B.W. Youngblood, J.L. Olson, J.R. Stamp, and J.M.Werner. 2009. Ice Attenuation and Basal Conditions from Radar Observations Along the US-ITASE Traverse in East Antarctica. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 11, 02577.

Arcone, S.A. and R.W. Jacobel. 2008. Megapackets and Megapseudosynclines Profiled With GPR East of the Megadunes Region, East Antarctica. EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 89(53), C31B-048. Jacobel, R.W. , S.A. Arcone, B.C. Welch, B.W. Youngblood, J.L. Olson, J.R. Stamp and J.M. Werner. 2008. Accumulation Patterns and Basal Conditions from Radar Observations Along the US- ITASE Traverse in East Antarctica. EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 89(53), C31B-0486.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2010-10-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-20

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