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Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0119

Surface Elevation and Ice Thickness, Western Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica, Version 1

This data set provides surface elevation and ice thickness data for a portion of the Marie Byrd Land sector of West Antarctica, including the Ford Ranges, the Sulzberger Ice Shelf, much of the Edward VII Peninsula, and the Shirase Coast region of the eastern Ross Ice Shelf. The investigators used radar sounding and laser altimetry from a Twin Otter aircraft flying at varying altitudes, at least 300 m above the surface, at an air speed of about 130 knots. Surveys were accomplished with 64 flights in December 1998 and January 1999. This research was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) contract NSF OPP 9615281.

Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -71, S: -80, E: -136, W: -157

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Temporal Coverage
  • 1 December 1998 to 31 January 1999
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Extent
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Growth/Melt
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
  • Radar
  • Topography > Terrain Elevation
Platform(s):
AIRCRAFT
Sensor(s): ALTIMETERS, LASERS, RADAR ALTIMETERS, RADAR ECHO SOUNDERS
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
  • JPEG
Version:
V1
Data Contributor(s): Bruce Luyendyk, Douglas Wilson

Data Citation

As a condition of using this data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Luyendyk, B. P. and D. S. Wilson. 2003. Surface Elevation and Ice Thickness, Western Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5BZ63ZH. [Date Accessed].

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