Grounding Line Strain Grid Surveys, Kamb Ice Stream, Antarctica

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0494

Summary

This data set provides the results from a strain grid survey deployed across the Kamb Ice Stream grounding line on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. The grid was deployed in 2006 and resurveyed in 2007 using a Global Positioning System (GPS). Parameters measured include latitude, longitude, and height of each survey mark in the strain grid, as well as northing, easting, elevations, and displacement of each point during the year between surveys.

Data are available via FTP in Microsoft Excel (.xls) format.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -82.78°     S: -82.86°     E: 155.51°     W: 154.71°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Hulbe, Christina
Dataset Title: Grounding Line Strain Grid Surveys, Kamb Ice Stream, Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: 2011-07-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0494.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5Z899C6

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2006-11-27
Stop Date: 2007-11-30

Data Resolution

Latitude Resolution: 1 km
Longitude Resolution: 1 km
Temporal Resolution: 1 year

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Motion/Ice Sheet Motion
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Motion
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Motion/Ice Sheet Motion
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Motion

Ancillary Keywords

  • Antarctica
  • Antarctic Ice Sheet
  • Ice Sheet
  • Ice Stream
  • ice stream motion
  • West Antarctica
  • West Antarctic Ice Sheet

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • FIELD SURVEYS
  • GPS Global Positioning System Satellites

Instrument

  • GPS Global Positioning System
  • GPS RECEIVERS

Data Set Progress

complete

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: 131 KB
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel

Personnel

Christina Hulbe
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Portland State University
  • Geology
  • P.O. Box 751

City: Portland
Province or State: OR
Postal Code: 97207

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

Reference

Hulbe, Cl. L. and I. M. Whillans. 1994. Evaluation of strain rates on Ice Stream B, Antarctica, using GPS phase measurements. Annals of Glaciology, 20. 254-262.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2011-07-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-20

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