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Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0421

McMurdo Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research (MCM LTER) Core Glacier Mass Balance Data, Antarctica, Version 1

As part of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica, a systematic sampling program has been undertaken to monitor mass balance of the Taylor Valley glaciers. Data were collected from the Canada, Commonwealth, Howard, Hughes, Suess and Taylor glaciers, located in the Taylor Valley of Antarctica. Monitoring the changes in these measurements over time provides a record of mass balance, and aids in determining the role of glaciers in the polar hydrologic cycle.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -77.3, S: -78.08, E: 163.03, W: 161.04

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1993 to 31 December 2009
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ablation Zones/Accumulation Zones
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Mass Balance/Ice Sheet Mass Balance
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Motion/Ice Sheet Motion
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glaciers
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Density
  • Snow/Ice
Platform(s) FIELD INVESTIGATION, FIELD SURVEYS, LABORATORY
Sensor(s): SNOW DENSITY CUTTER
Data Format(s): Not specified
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Andrew Fountain, W. Lyons, Thomas Nylen, Hassan Basagic, Paul Langevin
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