Depths to Ice-cemented Soils in High-elevation Quartermain Mountains, Dry Valleys, Antarctica

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0529

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: McKay, C. P. and M. M. Marinova.
Publication Date: 20130318
Title: Depths to Ice-cemented Soils in High-elevation Quartermain Mountains, Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0529.html
Online Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5VX0DFJ

Description:

Abstract:

This data set is comprised of four surveyed valleys focusing on the depth to ground ice in the high-elevation Quartermain Mountains in the Beacon Valley area: University Valley, Farnell Valley, and two unnamed valleys north of University Valley, which we will call Valley North and Valley 2 North. To date it is only in the high-elevation Dry Valleys that the climatic conditions are dry and cold enough that cryotic (always below 0°C) yet dry soil is found over ice-cemented ground (McKay et al. 1998); (Bockheim 2007). The data provide a qualitative and quantitative contribution towards understanding the type and distribution of ground ice in the Quartermain Mountains at a high spatial resolution. The measurements can be used to improve and validate models of ice stability and distribution. This data set contains observations of depth to ice-cemented ground, based on 475 measurements at 147 sites. Note that the measurements represent the thickness of the active layer plus any dry permafrost layer, which is ubiquitous in this region, and not just the thickness of the active layer.

Purpose: scientific research

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Citation Information:

Originator: McKay, C. P. and M. M. Marinova.
Publication Date: 20130318
Title: Depths to Ice-cemented Soils in High-elevation Quartermain Mountains, Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: https://nsidc.org/data/docs/agdc/nsidc0529-mckay/index.html

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Beginning Date: 20090930
Ending Date: 20101215

Currentness Reference: publication date

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Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

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West Bounding Coordinate: 160.666667°
East Bounding Coordinate: 160.816667°
North Bounding Coordinate: -77.833333°
South Bounding Coordinate: -77.9°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Active Layer
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Active Layer

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Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Theme Keyword: NSF/OPP Division of Polar Programs, Antarctic Research, Glaciology

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Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: CORING DEVICES

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Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS

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Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere

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Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: active layer observations
Theme Keyword: Active Layer Thickness
Theme Keyword: depth to ice-cemented ground
Theme Keyword: Dry Permafrost

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Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent Antarctica

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

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Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • 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
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Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact Person: NSIDC User Services

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  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • 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

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NSIDC-0529

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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.

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20130321

Metadata Review Date:

20130321

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
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • 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

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