Entry_ID: NSIDC-0537
Entry_Title: Temperature of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Engelhardt, H. 
   Dataset_Title: Temperature of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2013-06-13
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0537.html
   Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5PN93J8
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Technical Contact
   First_Name: NSIDC
   Last_Name: User Services
   Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
   Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
      Address: University of Colorado
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309-0449
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Hermann
   Last_Name: Engelhardt
   Email: engel@caltech.edu
   Phone: 3 016 893405 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Maryland
      Address: Center of Environmental Sciences
      Address: 301 Braddock Road
      City: Frostburg
      Province_or_State: MD
      Postal_Code: 21532-2307
      Country: USA
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Sheets
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: Alley Ice Stream
Keyword: Bindschadler Ice Stream
Keyword: Engelhardt Ridge
Keyword: Kamb Ice Stream
Keyword: Raymond Ridge
Keyword: Simple Dome
Keyword: Unicorn
Keyword: West Antarctic Ice Sheet
Keyword: Whillans Ice Stream
Sensor_Name: THERMISTORS
Source_Name: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1988-01-01
   Stop_Date: 2001-12-31
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -83.679167
   Northernmost_Latitude: -81.07364
   Westernmost_Longitude: -148.808333
   Easternmost_Longitude: -135.825278
   Minimum_Depth: 908.4 meters
   Maximum_Depth: 1191.8 meters
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ANTARCTICA
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Project: NSF/OPP > Division of Polar Programs, Antarctic Research, Glaciology
Data_Set_Language: English
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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   End_Group
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: AGDC > Antarctic Glaciological Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/agdc/
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: AGDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 40 KB
   Distribution_Format: PDF
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 18 KB
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: Reference

   Engelhardt, Hermann and Barclay Kamb. 1993. Vertical Temperature Profile of 
   Ice Stream B. Antarctic J. U.S., 28(5),63-66.

   Engelhardt, Hermann, Neil Humphrey, Barclay Kamb and Mark Fahnestock. 1990. 
   Physical Conditions at the Base of a Fast Moving Antarctic Ice Stream. Science 
   248, 57-59.

   Engelhardt, Hermann. 2004a. Ice Temperature and High Geothermal Heat Flux at 
   Siple Dome, West Antarctica, from Borehole Measurements. J. Glaciol. 50(169), 
   251-256.

   Engelhardt, Hermann. 2004b. Thermal Regime and Dynamics of the West Antarctic 
   Ice Sheet. Ann. Glaciol. 39, 85-92. 

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Group: Summary

   This data set contains temperature-depth profile measurements taken in 22  
   boreholes drilled on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, which exhibit two 
   distinctly different thermal states of basal ice: a warm state and a 
   relatively colder state. The data are available in ASCII Text Format (.txt) 
   and Portable Document Format (PDF) via FTP.

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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2013-06-13
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-06-13
DIF_Revision_History: Changed the parameter from sea ice to ice sheets per PIs request.