Since November of 2006, 12 thermistors were planted in the upper 16 meters of the firn on the Ross Ice Shelf near its calving front. Temperature data are collected every 20 minutes and are transmitted via ARGOS satellite relay. Data are intended to provide a view of how firn temperatures change as the ice shelf evolves. Data are available in comma-delimited ASCII format. Data are available via FTP.
Ross Ice Shelf Firn Temperature, Antarctica, Version 1
|Spatial Resolution:||Not Specified|
|Temporal Resolution:||Not specified|
|Platform(s)||FIELD INVESTIGATION, FIELD SURVEYS|
|Sensor(s):||TEMPERATURE LOGGERS, TEMPERATURE PROFILERS, TEMPERATURE SENSORS|
|Data Contributor(s):||Douglas MacAyeal, Olga Sergienko, Ted Scambos, Atsu Muto|
|Metadata XML:||View Metadata Record|
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.MacAyeal, D. R., O. Sergienko, T. Scambos, and A. Muto. 2008. Ross Ice Shelf Firn Temperature, Antarctica, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5BP00Q3. [Date Accessed].