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Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0537

Temperature of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, Version 1

This data set contains temperature-depth profile measurements taken in 22 boreholes drilled on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, which exhibit two distinctly different thermal states of basal ice: a warm state and a relatively colder state. The data are available in ASCII Text Format (.txt) and Portable Document Format (PDF) via FTP.

Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -81.07364, S: -83.679167, E: -135.825278, W: -148.808333

Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies x Varies
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1988 to 31 December 2001
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
Platform(s) GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Sensor(s): THERMISTORS
Data Format(s):
  • PDF
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Hermann Engelhardt

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.

Engelhardt, H. 2013. Temperature of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5PN93J8. [Date Accessed].
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