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Glaciological Investigations of the Bulge and Trunk of Kamb Ice Stream, West Antarctica, Version 1

This data set contains radar data from the Kamb Ice Stream (KIS), formerly known as Ice Stream C, in West Antarctica. The project was part of a larger study to assess the likelihood of ice stream reactivation. Parameters include latitude, longitude, distance along profile, ice thickness pick, bright layer depth, and surface elevation, from approximately 1600 km of ground-based radar traverses recorded during the 2004 and 2005 Antarctic field seasons.

Data are available via FTP as ASCII text files (.txt). Profile location maps and sample profile sections are available as Joint Photographic Experts Group (.jpg) image files. The data are also available as binary data on DVD, upon request.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -82, S: -83, E: -130, W: -140

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 14 November 2005 to 28 December 2005
  • 1 November 2004 to 30 December 2004
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
  • Radar > Radar Reflectivity
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Robert Jacobel

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.

Jacobel, R. 2009. Glaciological Investigations of the Bulge and Trunk of Kamb Ice Stream, West Antarctica, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: [Date Accessed].
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