Ice Thickness and Surface Elevation, Southeastern Ross Embayment, West Antarctica, Version 1 (NSIDC-0099)
Data set:
NSIDC-0099

Overview

Ice surface elevation and ice thickness data are available for a portion of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Ice surface elevations and ice thickness data are derived from laser altimetry and radar sounding results. These data are a result of the Corridor Aerogeophysics of the Southeastern Ross Transect Zone (CASERTZ) experiments of the 1990s. The CASERTZ geophysical surveys were aimed at understanding geological controls on ice streams of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, ultimately to help assess the potential for ice sheet collapse.
Parameter(s):
GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION GLACIER THICKNESS/ICE SHEET THICKNESS ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS ICE SHEETS
Platform(s):
AIRCRAFT
Sensor(s):
ALTIMETERS, RADAR, RADAR ECHO SOUNDERS
Data Format(s):
ASCII
Temporal Coverage:
27 December 1991 to 2 January 1996
Temporal Resolution:
Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Spatial Coverage:
N:
-80
S:
-84
E:
-104
W:
-134
NSIDC does not archive or provide citation guidance for these data.