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Ablation Rates of Taylor Glacier, Antarctica, Version 1

This data set provides glacier surface ablation rates for a network of approximately 250 sites on Taylor Glacier, spanning a period from 2003 to 2011. Here sublimation is the dominant ablation mechanism, though a few sites have accumulation. Ablation data are provided in meters water equivalent per year.

Data are available via FTP in space-delimited ASCII format.

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Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -77.6, S: -77.9, E: 162.2, W: 160.1

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Temporal Coverage
  • 2002-11-19 to 2011-01-12
(Updated 2012)
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
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
  • Snow/Ice
Sensor(s): Not specified
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Data Contributor(s): Kurt Cuffey, Andrew Bliss, Jeffrey Kavanaugh

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.

Cuffey, K. M., A. Bliss, and J. Kavanaugh. 2007, Updated 2012. Ablation Rates of Taylor Glacier, Antarctica, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. [Date Accessed].
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