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Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0354

Ross Ice Shelf Firn Temperature, Antarctica, Version 1

Since November of 2006, 12 thermistors were planted in the upper 16 meters of the firn on the Ross Ice Shelf near its calving front. 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 the ice shelf evolves. Data are available in comma-delimited ASCII format. Data are available via FTP.

Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -78, S: -78, E: -178, W: -178

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Temporal Coverage
  • 4 November 2006 to 30 June 2008
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ablation Zones/Accumulation Zones
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Firn
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
  • Sea Ice > Icebergs
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Icebergs
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
  • Sea Ice > Ice Temperature
  • Snow/Ice
  • Snow/Ice > Snow/Ice Temperature
Platform(s):
FIELD INVESTIGATION, FIELD SURVEYS
Sensor(s): TEMPERATURE LOGGERS, TEMPERATURE PROFILERS, TEMPERATURE SENSORS
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Version:
V1
Data Contributor(s): Douglas MacAyeal, Olga Sergienko, Ted Scambos, Atsu Muto

Data Citation

As a condition of using this 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, T. Scambos, and A. Muto. 2008. Ross Ice Shelf Firn Temperature, Antarctica, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5BP00Q3. [Date Accessed].

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