Get Data

Data Set ID:

Iceberg Firn Temperatures, Antarctica, Version 1

Since November of 2005, 12 thermistors were planted in the upper 2.5 meters of the firn on iceberg C16, Antarctica. Temperature data are collected every 20 minutes and are transmitted via ARGOS satellite relay. Data are intended to provide a view of how firn temperatures change as an iceberg moves north into warmer climate.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -78, S: -78, E: 168, W: 168

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 8 November 2005 to 30 June 2008
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Firn
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glaciers
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Icebergs
  • Sea Ice > Icebergs
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
  • Snow/Ice
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Douglas MacAyeal, Olga Sergienko, Jonathan Thom

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.

MacAyeal, D. R., O. Sergienko, and J. Thom. 2008. Iceberg Firn Temperatures, Antarctica, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: [Date Accessed].
No technical references available for this data set.
No FAQs or How Tos available for this data set.

Access complete Knowledge Base

Questions? Please contact:
NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199