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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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Data Set Tabs

Temporal Coverage:
  • 2002-11-19 to 2011-01-12
(Updated 2012)
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
Sensor(s): Not specified
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -77.6, S: -77.9, E: 162.2, W: 160.1

Spatial 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
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Data Contributor(s): Kurt Cuffey, Andrew Bliss, Jeffrey Kavanaugh
(Updated 2012)

We kindly request that you cite the use of this data set in a publication using the following citation. For more information, see Use and Copyright.

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.
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