Identification_Information:
   Dataset_Identifier: NSIDC-0497

   Citation: 
      Citation_Information: 
         Originator: Hulbe, C. L., and C. M LeDoux
         Publication_Date: 20110715
         Title: MOA-derived Structural Feature Map of the Ronne Ice Shelf
         Publication_Information: 
            Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
            Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0497.html
         Online_Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5PR7SXR

   Description: 
      Abstract:
         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.

      Purpose: scientific research
      Documentation: 
         User's_Guide: 
            Citation_Information: 
               Originator: Hulbe, C. L., and C. M LeDoux
               Publication_Date: 20110715
               Title: MOA-derived Structural Feature Map of the Ronne Ice Shelf
               Publication_Information: 
                  Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
                  Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
               Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/agdc/nsidc0497_hulbe/index.html

   Time_Period_of_Content:
      Time_Period_Information:
         Range_of_Dates/Times:
            Beginning_Date: 20031120
            Ending_Date: 20040229
      Currentness_Reference: publication date

   Status:
      Progress: Complete
      Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown

   Spatial_Domain:
      Bounding_Coordinates:
         West_Bounding_Coordinate: -86.557
         East_Bounding_Coordinate: -26.111
         North_Bounding_Coordinate: -74.355
         South_Bounding_Coordinate: -84.679

   Keywords:
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Motion/Ice Sheet Motion
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Ice Motion
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Ice Motion
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
         Theme_Keyword: 
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: MODIS > Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: TERRA > Earth Observing System, TERRA (AM-1)
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
         Theme_Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
         Theme_Keyword: Antarctica
         Theme_Keyword: Antarctic Ice Sheet
         Theme_Keyword: GPS
         Theme_Keyword: Ice Motion
         Theme_Keyword: Ice Sheet
         Theme_Keyword: ice stream motion
         Theme_Keyword: West Antarctica
      Place:
         Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
         Place_Keyword: Continent > Antarctica
         Place_Keyword: Geographic Region > Polar
   Platform_and_Instrument_Identification:
      Platform_Full_Name: Earth Observing System, TERRA (AM-1)
      Platform_Short_Name: TERRA
      Instrument_Full_Name: Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
      Instrument_Short_Name: MODIS

   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
            Address: 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

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
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: 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-0497

   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: PDF
         Digital_Transfer_Option:
            Online_Option:
               Computer_Contact_Information:
                  Network_Address:
                     Network_Resource_Name: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/AGDC/nsidc0497_hulbe_V01/
      Fees: None

   Standard_Order_Process:
      Digital_Form:
         Digital_Transfer_Information:
            Format_Name: MATLAB
         Digital_Transfer_Option:
            Online_Option:
               Computer_Contact_Information:
                  Network_Address:
                     Network_Resource_Name: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/AGDC/nsidc0497_hulbe_V01/
      Fees: None

   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: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/AGDC/nsidc0497_hulbe_V01/
      Fees: None

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
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: 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