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Antarctic Subglacial Lake Classification Inventory, Version 1

This data set is an Antarctic radar-based subglacial lake classification collection, which focuses on the radar reflection properties of each given lake.

The Subglacial lakes are separated into four categories specified by radar reflection properties. Additional information includes: latitude, longitude, length (in kilometers), hydro-potential (in meters), bed elevation (in meters above WGS84), and ice thickness (in meters).

Source data used to compile this data set were collected between 1998 and 2001. Data are available via FTP as a Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (XLS), and Tagged Image File Format (TIF).

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -70, S: -90, E: 15, W: -160

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 December 1998 to 28 February 2001
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
  • Snow/Ice
Data Format(s):
  • Microsoft Excel
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Donald Blankenship, John Holt, Sasha Carter

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.

Blankenship, D. D., S. P. Carter, J. W. Holt, D. L. Morse, M. E. Peters, and D. A. Young. 2009. Antarctic Subglacial Lake Classification Inventory, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: [Date Accessed].
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