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GPS Ice Flow Measurements, Allan Hills, Antarctica

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0507

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Kurbatov, A, G. Hamilton, V. Spikes and N. Spaulding.
Publication Date: 20111220
Title: GPS Ice Flow Measurements, Allan Hills, Antarctica
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0507.html
Online Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5NS0RSX

Description:

Abstract:

This data set includes includes high-precision GPS measurements of steel poles within the Allan Hills Main Ice Field, Near Western Ice Field, and extending to the eastern edge of the Middle Western Ice Field, in Antarctica. These data were collected between December 1997 and December 2010. The extended survey period allowed for vertical and horizontal velocities to be calculated with low associated error. Parameters include locations of poles in latitude and longitude, as well as elevation, ice velocity, and accumulation rates.

Data are available via FTP as ASCII text files in comma separated value (.csv) format. Raw data are also provided as Trimble raw data, compressed in .zip format, and supplementary information is provided in .csv format and portable document format (.pdf).

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

User's Guide:

Citation Information:

Originator: Kurbatov, A, G. Hamilton, V. Spikes and N. Spaulding.
Publication Date: 20111220
Title: GPS Ice Flow Measurements, Allan Hills, Antarctica
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/agdc/nsidc0507_kurbatov/index.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19971204
Ending Date: 20101219

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: 158.25°
East Bounding Coordinate: 159°
North Bounding Coordinate: -76.66667°
South Bounding Coordinate: -76.83333°

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 Mass Balance/Ice Sheet Mass Balance
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Motion/Ice Sheet Motion
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Motion
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Velocity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Motion
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Velocity

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: GPS Global Positioning System

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: FIELD INVESTIGATION
Theme Keyword: FIELD SURVEYS
Theme Keyword: LABORATORY

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: GPS
Theme Keyword: GPS data
Theme Keyword: GPS OBSERVATIONS
Theme Keyword: Ice Motion
Theme Keyword: MAPPING GPS DATA
Theme Keyword: Vertical motions

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent Antarctica
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Polar

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
  • 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

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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
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • 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-0507

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: Click here.

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: Click here.

Fees: None

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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
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • 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

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Metadata Views

FGDC Text-Only

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in plain text

FGDC XML

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

ISO HTML

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