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Thwaites International Polar Year (IPY) Geophysics, Antarctica

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0524

Summary

This data set presents ice sheet history and dynamics on the Thwaites Glacier and Pine Island Glacier in the Amundsen Sea sector of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

Geographic Coverage

 

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

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Anandakrishnan, Sridhar
Dataset Title: Thwaites International Polar Year (IPY) Geophysics, Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: 2012-12-03
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0524.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2007-12-29
Stop Date: 2009-02-06

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness Ice Thickness
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Depth/Thickness Ice Thickness
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness Ice Thickness
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Depth/Thickness Ice Thickness

Ancillary Keywords

  • SEISMIC EVENTS
  • SEISMIC REFLECTION
  • SEISMIC REFLECTION DATA
  • SEISMIC REFLECTION PROFILES
  • SEISMIC REFLECTION SURVEYS

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • FIELD INVESTIGATION
  • FIELD SURVEYS

Instrument

  • GPS Global Positioning System
  • RADAR Radio Detection and Ranging
  • SEISMIC REFLECTION PROFILERS

Project

  • IPY INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR

Data Set Progress

complete

Originating Center

PENNSTATE/EMS/GEOSCI

Data Center

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology
Data Center URL: http://www.iris.edu/

Data Center Personnel

Name: Tim K. Ahern
Phone: 1 206 547-0393
Fax: 1 206 547-1093
Email: tim@iris.edu
Contact Address:

  • IRIS DMC
  • 1408 NE 45th Street Suite 201

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

Personnel

Sridhar Anandakrishnan
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Department of Geosciences
  • 442 Deike Building

City: University Park
Province or State: PA
Postal Code: 16802
Country: USA

Reference

HJ Horgan, R Walker, S Anandakrishnan, RB Alley. 'Surface Elevation Changes at the Front of the Ross Ice Shelf; Implications for Basal Melting,' J. Geophys. Res, v.116, 2011, p. c02005.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2012-12-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-11-18

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