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Amundsen Sea Sector Data Set, Version 1

This data set includes a nested model, that starts at low resolution for the whole Antarctic Ice Sheet, and then embeds higher resolution data at limited domains. There are at least three levels of nesting: whole, regional, and specific ice streams. Investigators focused on the Thwaites Glacier and the Pine Island Glacier. The model was produced using data from (Holt et al. 2006) and (Vaughan et al. 2006). Data are in Network Common Data Form (NetCDF) format and are available via FTP.

Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -60, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Temporal Coverage
  • 2004-12-21 to 2005-03-21
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ablation Zones/Accumulation Zones
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Mass Balance/Ice Sheet Mass Balance
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Growth/Melt
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Motion
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Velocity
  • Snow/Ice > Snow/Ice Temperature
Data Format(s):
  • NetCDF
Data Contributor(s): James Fastook

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.

Fastook, J. L. 2007. Amundsen Sea Sector Data Set, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. [Date Accessed].

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