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Giant Icebergs of the Ross Sea, in situ Drift and Weather Measurements, Antarctica
Entry ID: NSIDC-0350

Abstract: During 2001-2006, 6 giant icebergs (B15A, B15J, B15K, C16 and C25) adrift in the southwestern Ross Sea, Antarctica, were instrumented with global positioning system (GPS) receivers, magnetic compasses and automatic weather stations (AWS), to monitor their behavior in the near-coastal environment and to record their exit into the Southern Ocean. The GPS and AWS data were collected on a 20-minute ... View entire text
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Description: Antarctic Glaciological Data Center
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.0   S: -78.0   E: 110.0   W: -178.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Doug MacAyeal
Dataset Title: Giant Icebergs of the Ross Sea, in situ Drift and Weather Measurements, Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: 2008-10-20
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-01-25
Stop Date: 2008-06-30
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Data Center
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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
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 250 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
Phone: 773-702-8027
Fax: 773-702-9505
Email: drm7 at
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Department of Geophysical Sciences
University of Chicago
5734 S. Ellis Ave
City: Chicago
Province or State: IL
Postal Code: 60637
Country: USA
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MacAyeal, D. R., M. H. Okal, J. E. Thom, K. M. Brunt, Y.-J. Kim and A. K. Bliss, 2008. Tabular iceberg collisions within the coastal regime. J. Glaciol., Vol. 54, No. 185, p. 371-386. MacAyeal, D. R., E. A. Okal, R. C. Aster and J. N. Bassis, 2008. Seismic and hydroacoustic tremor generated by colliding icebergs. J. Geophys. Res., Vol 13, doi: 10.1029/2008JF001005. MacAyeal, D. R., E. A. Okal, ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-10-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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