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Continuous GPS (static) Data from the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica, Version 1

In October 2005, three geodetic GPS receivers were deployed on the Ross Ice Shelf near the ice front to observe short-term fluctuations in ice-shelf velocity associated with tidal forcing and other phenomena. Two stations were placed on either side of a large rift that is expected to eventually create the next iceberg to calve from the Ross Ice Shelf (called "Nascent Iceberg"). One station was established at a location near station R13, occupied in 1979 during the RIGGS project (Thomas et al., 1984), to determine if the near-ice-front part of the Ross Ice Shelf has significantly changed its long-term flow since the late 1970s.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -78, S: -78, E: -178, W: -178

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 29 October 2005 to 21 November 2005
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ablation Zones/Accumulation Zones
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Motion/Ice Sheet Motion
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
  • Sea Ice > Icebergs
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Icebergs
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Motion
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Velocity
Platform(s) GPS
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Douglas MacAyeal, Kelly Brunt, Matthew King

Data Citation

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MacAyeal, D. R., K. Brunt, and M. King. 2008. Continuous GPS (static) Data from the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: [Date Accessed].
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