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Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0466

Climate, Drift, and Image Data from Antarctic Icebergs A22A and UK211, 2006-2007, Version 1

This data set includes a variety of station data from two Antarctic icebergs. In 2006, researchers installed specialized weather stations called Automated Meteorological Ice Geophysical Observing Stations (AMIGOS) on two icebergs, A22A and UK211 (nicknamed Amigosberg), near Marambio Station in Antarctica.The AMIGOS stations were outfitted with Global Positioning System (GPS) sensors, cameras, and an electronic thermometer. They collected data from their installation in March 2006 until the icebergs crumbled into the ocean, in 2006 (Amigosberg) and 2007 (A22A). Available data include GPS, temperature and ablation measurements, and photographs of the station base and of flag lines extending out to the edges of the icebergs. Snow pit data from iceberg A22A is also included.

This data set was collected as part of a National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs Special Grant for Exploratory Research, to explore the possibility of using drfting icebergs to investigate ice shelf evolution caused by climate change. The expedition, nicknamed IceTrek, was conducted jointly with Argentine scientists. The data are available via FTP in ASCII text (.txt) and Joint Photographic Experts Group (.jpg) formats.

Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -47, S: -80, E: -15, W: -60

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 19 March 2006 to 15 January 2007
  • 5 March 2006 to 2 November 2006
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Sea Ice > Icebergs
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Icebergs
Platform(s) GPS
Sensor(s): CAMERAS, GPS, MMS, THERMOMETERS
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
  • JPEG
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Ted Scambos, Jennifer Bohlander, Rob Bauer, Yevgeny Yermolin, Jonathan Thom

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.

Scambos, T., R. Bauer, R. Ross, J. Bohlander, J. Thom, and Y. Yermolin. 2011. Climate, Drift, and Image Data from Antarctic Icebergs A22A and UK211, 2006-2007, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5N014GW. [Date Accessed].

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