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AGASEA Ice Thickness Profile Data from the Amundsen Sea Embayment, Antarctica

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Metadata Entity Set Information:

Language:

eng; usa

Character Set:

Value: UTF8
CodeList: MD_CharacterSetCode

Hierarchy Level:

Value: dataset
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

Hierarchy Level Name:

AGASEA Ice Thickness Profile Data from the Amundsen Sea Embayment, Antarctica

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Date Stamp:

2014-07-25

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0517.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: AGASEA Ice Thickness Profile Data from the Amundsen Sea Embayment, Antarctica
Date:
Date: 2012
Date Type:
Value: publication
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode
Edition Date: 2012-05-03
Identifier: NSIDC-0517
Identifier: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5W95730
Cited Responsible Party:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: AGDC User Services
Organization Name: Antarctic Glaciological Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/agdc/

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Abstract:

This data set contains line-based radar-derived ice thickness and bed elevation data, collected as part of the Airborne Geophysical Survey of the Amundsen Embayment (AGASEA) expedition, which took place over Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica from 2004 to 2005. The data set includes ice thickness, ice sheet bed elevation, and ice sheet surface elevation, derived from ice-penetrating radar and aircraft GPS positions. The data are spaced on a 15 km by 15 km grid over the entire catchment of the glacier, and sampled at approximately 15 meters along track. Most of the radar data used for this dataset has been processed using a 1-D focusing algorithm, to reduce the along track resolution to tens of meters, to improve boundary conditions for ice sheet models. Data are available via FTP in space-delimited ASCII format.

Purpose:

Scientific Research

Credit:

The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Blankenship, D. D., D. A. Young, J. W. Holt, and S. D. Kempf. 2012. AGASEA Ice Thickness Profile Data from the Amundsen Sea Embayment, Antarctica. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5W95730.

Status:

Value: complete
CodeList: MD_ProgressCode

Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Donald D. Blankenship
Organization Name: University of Texas at Austin
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 4412 Spicewood Springs Rd. #600
City: Austin
Administrative Area: TX
Postal Code: 78759-8500
Country: USA
Email: blank@ig.utexas.edu

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Duncan A. Young
Organization Name: University of Texas at Austin
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: J.J. Pickle Research Campus
City: Austin
Administrative Area: Texas
Postal Code: 78758-4445
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: John W. Holt
Organization Name: University of Texas at Austin
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 4412 Spicewood Springs Rd. #600
City: Austin
Administrative Area: TX
Postal Code: 78759-850
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Scott D. Kempf
Organization Name: University of Texas at Austin
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Jackson School of Geosciences,
City: Austin
Administrative Area: Texas
Postal Code: 78758-4445
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Maintenance Information:

Maintenance and Update Frequency:

Value: asNeeded
CodeList: MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode

Update Scope:

Value: dataset
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Value: series
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Value: attribute
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Continent > Antarctica
Keyword: Geographic Region > Polar
Keyword Type:
Value: place
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode
Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode

Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
Keyword Type:
Value: discipline
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode
Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Science Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode

Keywords

Keyword Type:
Value: theme
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode
Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: None
Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
Date Type:
Value: revision
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode

Keywords

Keyword: Airborne geophysical survey of the Amundsen Sea Embayment, Antarctica (AGASEA)
Keyword: Airborne Radar Sounding
Keyword: Antarctic Ice Sheet
Keyword: Glacier
Keyword: glaciers
Keyword: GPS
Keyword: Ice Penetrating Radar
Keyword: Ice Sheet
Keyword: Ice Sheet Thickness
Keyword: Model Input Data
Keyword: Thwaites Glacier
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode

Dataset Constraints:

Legal Constraints:

Access Constraints:

Value: otherRestrictions
CodeList: MD_RestrictionCode

Use Constraints:

Value: otherRestrictions
CodeList: MD_RestrictionCode

Other Constraints:

Access Constraints : none

Use Constraints : none

Language:

eng; usa

Character Set:

Value: UTF8
CodeList: MD_CharacterSetCode

Topic Category:

Value: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
CodeList: MD_topicCategoryCode

Extent Information:

Spatial Temporal Extent:

Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -125
Eastbound Longitude: -90
Southbound Latitude: -83
Northbound Latitude: -73

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 20041210
End Position: 20050129

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Distribution Information:

Distributor Information:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: AGDC User Services
Organization Name: Antarctic Glaciological Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/agdc/

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Distribution Format(s):

Data File Format:

Name: ASCII Text (.txt)
Specification: FTP 71 MB

Digital Transfer Options:

Online Transfer Options:

Online Resources:

Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/AGDC/nsidc0517_blankenship_V01/
Description: Data Access URL
Function:

Value: download
CodeList: CI_OnLineFunctionCode

Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/agdc/nsidc0517-blankenship/index.html
Description: Documentation URL
Function:

Value: information
CodeList: CI_OnLineFunctionCode

Offline Transfer Options:

Offline Resources:

Name:

Value: onLine
CodeList: MD_MediumNameCode
Density: 71
Density Units: B
Medium Name: FTP

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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: GPS > Global Positioning System
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: MAGNETOMETERS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: RADAR > Radio Detection and Ranging
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: AIRCRAFT
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: DHC-6 > DeHavilland Twin Otter
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

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Metadata Views

ISO Text-Only

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in plain text

ISO XML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

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

FGDC HTML

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