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Subglacial water flow paths under Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica, Version 1

This data set contains subglacial water flow paths beneath Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica, interpreted from ice thickness and bed elevation measurements collected between 7 December 2004 and 31 January 2005 by the Airborne Geophysical Survey of the Amundsen Embayment (AGASEA) expedition. Data consist of an ASCII text file with geographical coordinates, hydraulic head, and bed and surface elevations, and a corresponding .pdf map.

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Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -75, S: -80, E: -90, W: -120

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 7 December 2004 to 31 January 2005
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
Platform(s) AIRCRAFT
Sensor(s): RADAR
Data Format(s):
  • PDF
  • ASCII Text
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Sasha Carter, Duncan Young, Donald Blankenship

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.

Carter, S. P., D. A. Young, and D. D. Blankenship 2012. Subglacial water flow paths under Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: [Date Accessed].
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