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Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0496

Polarimetric Radar Data from the Ross and Amundsen Sea Ice Flow Divide, West Antarctica, Version 1

This dataset contains ground-based, co-polarized radar data collected using pulse-modulated 60 MHz and 179 MHz radar at 19 sites around a deep ice coring site near the Ross and Amundsen flow divide of West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS Divide). At each site, the radar data were collected at 12 orientations of the radar polarization plane for three radar pulse widths: 250 nsec, 500 nsec, and 1000 nsec. Useful signals were received from depths roughly between 200 m and 2000 m. Ice flow velocities and strain configurations were measured at most of these radar survey sites, and these ice motion data are also provided at NSIDC (GPS-Measured Ice Velocities and Strain Data from the Ross and Amundsen Sea Ice Flow Divide, West Antarctica).

Data are available via FTP in MATLAB (.mat) format.

Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -78.7489, S: -79.6401, E: -109.128, W: -115.457

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Temporal Coverage
  • 1 November 2005 to 31 January 2007
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
  • Radar > Radar Imagery
  • Snow/Ice
Platform(s):
FIELD INVESTIGATION
Sensor(s): RADAR
Data Format(s):
  • MATLAB
Version:
V1
Data Contributor(s): Kenichi Matsuoka, Donovan Power, Shuji Fujita, Charles Raymond

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.

Matsuoka, K. 2011. Polarimetric Radar Data from the Ross and Amundsen Sea Ice Flow Divide, West Antarctica, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5TH8JNG. [Date Accessed].
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