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Antarctic Active Subglacial Lake Inventory from ICESat Altimetry

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0523

Summary

This data set contains lake boundaries, volume changes, and gridded elevations for 124 active subglacial lakes beneath the Antarctic ice sheet. Lakes were identified using laser altimetry data obtained from 2003 to 2009 by NASA's Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) mission. The data are provided in Keyhole Markup Language (KML), comma-separated values (CSV), and GEOTiff formats, and are available via FTP.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -60°     S: -90°     E: 180°     W: -180°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Smith, B., I. Joughin, and S. Tulaczyk.
Dataset Title: Antarctic Active Subglacial Lake Inventory from ICESat Altimetry
Dataset Release Date: 2012-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0523.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N57M05WS

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2003-09-01
Stop Date: 2009-11-01

Data Resolution

Latitude Resolution: 1 to 50
Longitude Resolution: 1 to 50
Vertical Resolution: 1 to 50

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation

Ancillary Keywords

  • Altimetry
  • Antarctica
  • Antarctic Ice Sheet
  • GLAS
  • ICE ALTIMETRY
  • ICESat
  • laser altimetry
  • subglacial
  • subglacial lakes
  • Subglacial Topography

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • ICESAT Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite
  • LABORATORY

Instrument

  • GLAS Geoscience Laser Altimeter System

Data Set Progress

complete

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: 305 KB
Distribution Format: Keyhole Markup Language (.kml)

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 150 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 0.1 - 100 MB
Distribution Format: Geographic Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF) (.geotiff)

Personnel

Ben Smith
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Washington
  • Polar Science Center Applied Physics Laboratory
  • University of Washington
  • Department of Earth and Space Sciences

City: Seattle
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98195
Country: USA

Ian Joughin
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Washington
  • Applied Physics Laboratory
  • 1013 NE 40th Street
  • Box 355640

City: Seattle
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98105
Country: USA

Slawek Tulaczyk
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 831 459-5207
Email: tulaczyk@es.ucsc.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz CA

City: Department of Earth Sciences
Province or State: UCSC
Postal Code: 95064
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

Smith, B.E., H.A. Fricker, I.R. Joughin and S. Tulaczyk. 2009. An Inventory of Active Subglacial Lakes in Antarctica Detected by ICESat (2003-2008). Journal of Glaciology, 55(192): 573-595.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2012-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-20

Metadata Views

DIF Text-Only

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in plain text

DIF XML

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

FGDC HTML

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

ISO HTML

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

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