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Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0106

Ice Velocity Data from Ice Stream C, West Antarctica, Version 1

Ice velocity data from ice stream C, including the body of the ice stream and its area of onset, are available. The investigator calculated velocities from precise ice displacement measurements made with a geodetic-quality Global Positioning System (GPS). These ice displacement measurements accompanied seismic experiments aimed at understanding controls on the flow of ice streams in west Antarctica. An understanding of ice stream flow is essential to predicting the response of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to future climate change.

Data are available in ASCII format via ftp.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -82.2764, S: -82.362, E: -120.018, W: -121.644

  • N: -81.8039, S: -82.8113, E: -124.987, W: -152.598

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 November 1995 to 31 January 1996
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Motion/Ice Sheet Motion
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Motion
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets > Ice Stream
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Velocity
Platform(s) GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Sensor(s): GPS, GPS RECEIVERS
Data Format(s):
  • Microsoft Excel
  • ASCII Text
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Sridhar Anandakrishnan

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.

Anandakrishnan, S. 2001. Ice Velocity Data from Ice Stream C, West Antarctica, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5CZ3539. [Date Accessed].