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Coastal and Terminus History of the Eastern Amundsen Sea Embayment, West Antarctica, 1972 - 2011

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0522

Summary

This data set provides a coastline history of the eastern Amundsen Sea Embayment and terminus histories of its outlet glaciers derived from those coastlines. These outlet glaciers include Smith, Haynes, Thwaites, and Pine Island Glaciers. The coastlines were derived from detailed tracing of Landsat imagery between late 1972 and late 2011 (at a scale of 1:50,000). The data set also uses some additional data from other sources. The terminus histories are calculated as the intersections between these coastlines and 1996 flowlines.

Data are available via FTP in ESRI shapefile and comma separated value (.csv) formats.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -74°     S: -76°     E: -100°     W: -110°    

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Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: MacGregor, J. A., G. Catania, M. Markowski, and A. G. Andrews.
Dataset Title: Coastal and Terminus History of the Eastern Amundsen Sea Embayment, West Antarctica, 1972 - 2011
Dataset Release Date: 2012-05-30
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0522.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5CC0XNK

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1947-01-01
Stop Date: 1966-12-31

Start Date: 1972-12-01
Stop Date: 2011-11-30

Start Date: 1992-01-01
Stop Date: 1998-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glaciers
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
  • Land Surface Geomorphology Coastal Landforms/Processes
  • Solid Earth Geomorphology Coastal Landforms/Processes
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glaciers

Ancillary Keywords

  • Coastal
  • LANDSAT
  • Terminus

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • ERS-1 European Remote Sensing Satellite-1
  • LANDSAT
  • LANDSAT-5

Instrument

  • CAMERAS
  • SAR Synthetic Aperture Radar
  • TM Thematic Mapper

Data Set Progress

complete

Originating Center

UTX-AUSTIN/IG

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: 23 MB
Distribution Format: ESRI Shapefiles (.shp, .shx, .dbf, and .prj)

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 9 KB
Distribution Format: MATLAB

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 16 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

Joseph A. MacGregor
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Texas at Austin
  • 10100 Burnet Rod., Bldg. 196

City: Austin
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 78758

Ginny Catania
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Texas
  • Institute of Geophysics
  • J.J. Pickle Research Campus, Bldg. 196
  • 10100 Burnet Road (R2200)

City: Austin
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 78758
Country: USA

Michael Markowski
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Institute for Geophysics
  • J.J. Pickle Research Campus, Bldg. 196
  • 10100 Burnet Rd. (R2200)

City: Austin
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 78758-4445
Country: USA

Alan G. Andrews
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Institute for Geophysics
  • J.J. Pickle Research Campus, Bldg. 196
  • 10100 Burnet Rd. (R2200)

City: Austin
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 78758-4445
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

MacGregor, J.A., G.A. Catania, M.S. Markowski and A.G. Andrews. 2012. Widespread Rifting and Retreat of Ice Shelf Margins in the Eastern Amundsen Sea Embayment Between 1972 and 2011, Journal of Glaciology, 58(209), 458-466, doi:10.3189/2012JoG11J262.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2012-05-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-07-01

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