MOA-derived Structural Feature Map of the Ronne Ice Shelf

View Catalog Page

Entry ID

NSIDC-0497

Summary

This data set provides a structural feature map of the Ronne Ice Shelf in Antarctica (also known as the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf). The map was developed as part of a project to study fracture propagation in the Ronne Ice Shelf, with special focus on the Evans Ice Stream. Features were digitized from the MODIS Mosaic of Antartica (MOA), a composite of individual Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectradiometer (MODIS) images taken between 20 November 2003 and 29 February 2004, with an effective resolution of 125 m. The data set includes estimates of the shelf boundary, including ice stream grounding zones, outlets of glaciers feeding the shelf, extents of islands and ice rises, and the location of the shelf front, and features observed within the shelf, including suture zones between ice streams, streaklines, fractures (crevasses and rifts), and fold-like features. Individual features can be extracted as a group of points and grouping is used to facilitate identification and plotting.

Data files are available via FTP in ASCII text (.txt) format. One image file, in Portable Document Format (.pdf), shows the data included in the dataset, plotted using MATLAB. The data set also provides a MATLAB script which can be used to plot the data.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -74.355°     S: -84.679°     E: -26.111°     W: -86.557°    

Multimedia Sample


Sample Data Map


Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Hulbe, C. L., and C. M LeDoux
Dataset Title: MOA-derived Structural Feature Map of the Ronne Ice Shelf
Dataset Release Date: 2011-07-15
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0497.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5PR7SXR

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2003-11-20
Stop Date: 2004-02-29

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR

Science Keywords

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

Ancillary Keywords

  • Antarctica
  • Antarctic Ice Sheet
  • GPS
  • Ice Motion
  • Ice Sheet
  • ice stream motion
  • West Antarctica

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • TERRA Earth Observing System, TERRA (AM-1)

Instrument

  • MODIS Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer

Data Set Progress

complete

Originating Center

PDX/GEOL

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: 135 KB
Distribution Format: PDF

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 4 KB
Distribution Format: MATLAB

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 687 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

Christina Hulbe
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

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

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

Christine Ledoux
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

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

City: Portland
Province or State: Oregon
Postal Code: 97207
Country: USA

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, C.L., C. LeDoux, and K.C. Cruikshank. 2010. Propagation of Long Fractures in the Ronne Ice Shelf Investigated Using a Numerical Model of Fracture Propagation. Journal of Glaciology, 56 (197), 459-472. doi:10.3189/002214310792447743.

LeDoux, C. 2007. A Boundary Element Model for Fracture Propagation. (MSc thesis, Portland State University.)

Haran, T., J. Bohlander, T. Scambos, T. Painter, and M. Fahnestock compilers. 2005, updated 2006. MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica (MOA) Image Map. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital media.

Scambos, T., T. Haran, M. Fahnestock, T. Painter, and J. Bohlander. 2007. MODIS-Based Mosaic of Antarctica (MOA) Data Sets: Continent-Wide Surface Morphology and Snow Grain Size. Remote Sensing of Environment 111(2): 242-257, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2006.12.020.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2011-07-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-20

Metadata Views

DIF Text-Only

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in plain text

DIF XML

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

FGDC HTML

U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata

Back to Top