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US International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition 400 MHz Subsurface Radar Profiles
Entry ID: NSIDC-0254

Abstract: This data set includes subsurface radar profiles that were recorded between core sites during the November-December seasons for 1999-2002. Data were collected using an ice-penetrating radar to survey the ice sheet. Ice thickness data are available for a portion of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. This study is part of the U.S. participation in the International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition (US ITASE). Elevation data are available in Excel and Microsoft Access database format via FTP. Radar data in SEGY format are available by special request on DVD by contacting NSIDC User Services.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -75.0   S: -90.0   E: -90.0   W: -135.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Arcone, S.
Dataset Title: US International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition 400 MHz Subsurface Radar Profiles
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0254
Dataset Release Date: 2005-05-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-11-01
Stop Date: 2002-12-31
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NSIDC Antarctic Glaciological Data Center Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Distribution Media: DVD
Distribution Size: 10 - 108 MB
Distribution Format: SEGY
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Phone: 603-646-4368
Email: sarcone at
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USACE Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
72 Lyme Road
City: Hanover
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03755-1290
Country: USA
Arcone, S.A., V.B. Spikes, and G.S. Hamilton (in review). Deformation of polar firn by differential accumulation and ice flow: Interpretation of a 400-MHz short-pulse radar profile from West Antarctica. Journal of Glaciology. Arcone, S.A., V.B. Spikes, and G.S. Hamilton (in review). Phase structure of radar stratigraphic horizons within Antarctic firn. Annals of Glaciology 40. Arcone, S.A., V.B. ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-05-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18

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