Balance ice fluxes for the Antarctic Ice sheetEntry ID: ASAC_1261_Balance_Flux
Abstract: Balance Ice Fluxes for the Antarctic ice sheet.
These ice fluxes (in km^2/yr)represent the (hypothetical) distribution of ice flux that would keep the Antarctic ice sheet in its present shape (i.e. surface topography), under the influence of a prescribed accumulation distribution.
The present fluxes were computed using computer code BalanceV2 (by Warner) (outlined in Budd and Warner 1996, and ... detailed in Fricker, Warner and Allison 2000), using the surface accumulation dataset of Vaughan et al (1999), and the ice sheet surface elevation dataset distributed by BEDMAP (attributed to Liu et al 1999).
This ice flux dataset represents the (hypothetical) distribution of ice flux that would keep the ice sheet topography in its present shape, under the influence of the given accumulation distribution.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Warner, R.
Dataset Title: Balance ice fluxes for the Antarctic Ice sheet
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2004-07-19
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data CentreOnline Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=/AMD...
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Start Date: 2000-09-30Stop Date: 2005-03-31
Latitude Resolution: 5 km
Longitude Resolution: 5 km
Quality Values provided in temporal coverage are approximate only.
Access Constraints See the BEDMAP website for access to the ice sheet surface elevation dataset and the ice sheet thickness compilation.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=ASAC_126... when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6226 7878
Fax: +61 3 6226 2902
Email: Roland.Warner at utas.edu.au
Australian Antarctic Division and Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC Private Bag 80
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Budd, W.F. and Warner, R.C. (1996), A computer scheme for rapid calculations of balance-flux distributions, Annals of Glaciology, 23, 21-27
Fricker, H.A., Warner, R.C. and Allison, I. (2000), Mass balance of the Lambert Glacier - Amery Ice Shelf system, East Antarctica: a comparison of computed balance fluxes and measured fluxes, Journal of Glaciology, 46, 155, 561-570
Liu, H.X., Jezek, K.C. and Li, B.Y. (1999), Development of an Antarctic digital elevation model by integrating cartographic and remotely sensed data: A geographical information system based approach, Journal of Geophysical Research, 104, B10, 23199-23213
Vaughan, D.G., Bamber, J.L., Giovenetto, M., Russell, J. and Cooper, A.P.R. (1999), Reassessment of net surface mass balance in Antarctica, Journal of Climate, 12, 4, 933-946
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-07-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27