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Ice Motion and Topography Near Margin Areas of Kamb Ice Stream, Antarctica, Version 1

This data set includes ice motion and topography measurements that were taken by measuring movement and altitude of poles set in the West Antarctic Ice Shelf. The data was acquired by Global Positioning System (GPS) measurements of poles. The position of the poles was measured twice; once in 2000, and again in 2002. Movement of the poles in that time show the ice motion velocity and direction.
GPS pole positions are given in latitude and longitude, and elevations are given in meters above the WGS1984 ellipsoid. The data are presented as tables in ASCII text files. Three maps of the area are included with the data tables.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) funded this work under grant number OPP-9909469.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -82.2, S: -83.5, E: -134.3, W: -158

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 11 November 2000 to 28 January 2002
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Motion/Ice Sheet Motion
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glaciers
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Extent
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Motion
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
Data Format(s):
  • JPEG
  • ASCII Text
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Ted Scambos, Ginny Catania, Howard Conway, Anthony Gades, Charles Raymond

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.

Scambos, T., C. Raymond, H. Conway, and G. Catania. 2003. Ice Motion and Topography Near Margin Areas of Kamb Ice Stream, Antarctica, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: [Date Accessed].