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
            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-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: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/AGDC/nsidc0507_kurbatov_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/nsidc0507_kurbatov_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