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Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0324

Surface Velocities of Taylor Glacier, Antarctica, Version 1

This data set contains surface velocities of Taylor Glacier, Antarctica, for the year 2003. Measurement period was approximately 12 months. There are approximately 250 locations in this data set. The data set includes a location name, the easting and northing coordinates (UTM), the elevation, the velocity magnitude, the east component of velocity, the north component of velocity, and the vertical component of velocity. Data are available in comma-delimited ASCII text format and are available via FTP.

Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -77.83333, S: -78, E: 163, W: 160

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 30 January 2002 to 30 January 2003
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ablation Zones/Accumulation Zones
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Motion/Ice Sheet Motion
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glaciers
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Motion
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Velocity
  • Snow/Ice
Platform(s) GPS
Sensor(s): GPS, GPS RECEIVERS
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Kurt Cuffey, Andrew Bliss, Jeffrey Kavanaugh, Sarah Aciego

Data Citation

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

Cuffey, K. M., A. Bliss, J. Kavanaugh, and S. Aciego. 2007. Surface Velocities of Taylor Glacier, Antarctica, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5RV0KM7. [Date Accessed].

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Detailed Data Description

Format

Data files are in comma-delimited ASCII text format viewable with spreadsheet software.

File Naming Convention

Files are named according to the following convention.

File name File Size Description
taylor_poles.dat 18 KB ASCII text File
Spatial Coverage

Southernmost Latitude: 78.00° S
Northernmost Latitude: 77.50° S
Westernmost Longitude: 160.00° E
Easternmost Longitude: 163.00° E

Temporal Coverage

Data are available from 2002-01-30 to 2003-01-30.

Parameter or Variable

The measured parameters are ice velocity and ice sheet elevation.

Parameter Range

Characteristic velocities in the accumulation and ablation zones are ~1 and 10 ma-1, respectively.

Sample Data Record

The data below are the first 10 data samples showing a location name, the northing and easting coordinates (UTM), the elevation, the velocity magnitude, the east component of velocity, the north component of velocity, and the vertical component of velocity. Please note that these data are in UTM Zone 57.

Pole
Northing
Easting
Elev.
Vel.
Vel., E
Vel., N
Vel., Z
BASE1
1365890.965
565545.163
562.430
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
BASE2
1358975.310
556893.030
727.470
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
BASE3
1378334.857
547114.660
1342.938
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
T01A1
1369157.184
574805.406
247.382
6.809
2.696
6.252
-0.108
T01A3
1369063.267
574322.755
270.435
7.424
2.669
6.927
-0.111
T01A4
1369431.817
574216.654
262.645
6.992
2.724
6.436
-0.221
T02A1
1368741.847
573327.693
308.413
7.381
1.129
7.295
-0.014
T02A2
1369199.880
573244.303
305.383
6.995
0.784
6.943
-0.321
T02A3
1368652.373
572847.240
329.268
7.121
0.303
7.115
-0.061
T02A4
1369129.919
572762.343
341.080
7.061
-0.043
7.059
-0.148

Data Access and Tools

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Data are available via FTP.

Data Acquisition and Processing

Data Acquisition Methods

Technique used was differential GPS surveys of aluminum poles in the ice, relative to base stations on rock. Data were reduced using Trimble Geomatics software.

Sensor or Instrument Description

Global Positioning System

Volume

The data set is approximately 18 KB.

References and Related Publications

Contacts and Acknowledgments

Kurt Cuffey
Department of Geography
University of California Berkeley
507 McCone Hall
Berkeley, California 94720-4740 USA

Andrew Bliss
Department of Geography
University of California Berkeley
507 McCone Hall
Berkeley, California 94720-4740 USA

Jeffrey Kavanaugh
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
University of Alberta
1-26 Earth Sciences Building
Edmonton Alberta Canada T6G 2E1

Sarah Aciego
ETH Zürich
Institute Isotopengeologie/Mineraology Rohstoffe
NW C 83.1 Clausiusstrasse 25 8092 Zürich

Document Information

DOCUMENT CREATION DATE

December 2007

DOCUMENT REVISION DATE

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