Entry_ID: NSIDC-0496
Entry_Title: Polarimetric Radar Data from the Ross and Amundsen Sea Ice Flow Divide, West Antarctica
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Matsuoka, K.
   Dataset_Title: Polarimetric Radar Data from the Ross and Amundsen Sea Ice Flow Divide, West Antarctica
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2011-08-30
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0496.html
   Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5TH8JNG
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Kenichi
   Last_Name: Matsuoka
   Email: matsuoka@ess.washington.edu
   Email: matsuoka@npolar.no
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Norwegian Polar Institute
      Address: Fram Centre 
      City: Tromsø
      Postal_Code: NO-9296
      Country: Norway
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Donovan
   Last_Name: Power
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of WAshington
      Address: Department of Earth and Space Sciences
      Address: Box 351310
      City: Seattle
      Province_or_State: Washington
      Postal_Code: 98195
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Shuji
   Last_Name: Fujita
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Institute of Polar Research
      City: Tokyo
      Country: Japan
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Charles
   Last_Name: Raymond
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Washington
      Address: University of Washington
      Address: Geophysics Program Box 351650
      City: Seattle
      Province_or_State: WA
      Postal_Code: 98195
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Technical Contact
   First_Name: NSIDC
   Last_Name: User Services
   Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
   Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
      Address: University of Colorado
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309-0449
      Country: USA
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Sheets
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Radar
   Variable_Level_1: Radar Imagery
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Sheets
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: Antarctica
Keyword: Ice Penetrating Radar
Keyword: Ice Sheet
Keyword: Radar
Keyword: Ross-Amundsen Divide
Keyword: West Antarctica
Sensor_Name: RADAR > Radio Detection and Ranging
Source_Name: FIELD INVESTIGATION
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2005-11-01
   Stop_Date: 2007-01-31
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -79.6401
   Northernmost_Latitude: -78.7489
   Westernmost_Longitude: -115.457
   Easternmost_Longitude: -109.128
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ANTARCTICA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: POLAR
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Data_Set_Language: English
Originating_Center: UWA/ESS
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: AGDC > Antarctic Glaciological Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/agdc/
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: AGDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 12.7 MB
   Distribution_Format: MATLAB
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Group: Reference

   Conway, Smith, Vaswani, Matsuoka, Rignot and Claus. 2009. A Low-Frequency 
   Ice-Penetrating Radar System Adapted for Use from an Airplane: Test Results 
   from Bering and Malaspina Glaciers, Alaska, USA. Annals of Glaciology, v.50, 
   p. 93. Fujita, S., H. Maeno and K. Matsuoka.  2006. Radio Wave Depolarization 
   and Scattering within Ice Sheets: A Matrix-Based Model to Link Radar and Ice 
   Core Measurements and its Application. Journal of Glaciology, v.52, p. 407. 
   Matsuoka, Wilen, Shawn, and Raymond. 2009. Effects of Birefringence within Ice 
   Sheets on Obliquely Propagating Radio Waves.  IEEE Transactions on Geoscience 
   and Remote Sensing, v.47, p. 1429. 

   Matsuoka, K., D. Power, S. Fujita and C.Raymond. 2011. Polarimetric signatures 
   of englacial radar returned power near the Ross and Amundsen Sea Ice-Flow 
   Divide (WAIS Divide), West Antarctica. In preparation.

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Group: Summary

   This dataset contains ground-based, co-polarized radar data collected using 
   pulse-modulated 60 MHz and 179 MHz radar at 19 sites around a deep ice coring 
   site near the Ross and Amundsen flow divide of West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS 
   Divide).  At each site, the radar data were collected at 12 orientations of 
   the radar polarization plane for three radar pulse widths: 250 nsec, 500 nsec, 
   and 1000 nsec. Useful signals were received from depths roughly between 200 m 
   and 2000 m.  Ice flow velocities and strain configurations were measured at 
   most of these radar survey sites, and these ice motion data are also provided 
   at NSIDC (GPS-Measured Ice Velocities and Strain Data from the Ross and 
   Amundsen Sea Ice Flow Divide, West Antarctica).

   Data are available via FTP in MATLAB (.mat) format.

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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2011-08-30
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-03-20
DIF_Revision_History:  Added DOI