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Snow and Firn Permeability: Characteristics of Snow Megadunes and their Potential Effects on Ice Core Interpretation
Entry ID: NSIDC-0299

Abstract: This data set contains firn physical properties measured in two meter snow pits and from deeper, 12- to 30-meter firn cores. The physical properties measured in the snow pits include density, permeability and microstructure (grain size and pore size). The physical properties measured on firn cores include density, permeability, diffusivity and microstructure. Data are available in Microsoft Excel format and ADOBE PDF and are available via FTP.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -80.53   S: -80.78   E: 126.03   W: 124.02

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Albert, M. R., Z. Courville, and M. Cathles.
Dataset Title: Snow and Firn Permeability: Characteristics of Snow Megadunes and their Potential Effects on Ice Core Interpretation
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0299
Dataset Release Date: 2007-11-01
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: 2004-01-04
Stop Date: 2004-01-20
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PERMEAMETERS Ancillary Description
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Originating Center
Data Center
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: FTP
Distribution Size: 274 KB
Distribution Format: PDF

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 63 KB
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel
Phone: 603-646-0277
Email: mary.r.albert at
Contact Address:
Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth
14 Engineering Drive
City: Hanover
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03755
Country: USA
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Albert, M.R., C. Shuman, Z. Courville, R. Bauer, M. Fahnestock, T. Scambos, 2005. Extreme Firn Metamorphism: Impact of Decades of Vapor Transport on Near-Surface Firn at a Low-Accumulation Glazed Site on the East Antarctic Plateau. Annals of Glaciology, v. 39, p.73-78. Courville, Z.R, M. Albert, M. Fahnestock, L.M. Cathles, 2006. Impact of Accumulation Hiatus on the Physical Properties of Firn at a Low Accumulation Site. Journal of Geophysical Research.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-11-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18

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