[Sensor_Name: Short_Name='RADAR ALTIMETERS']
GLAS Validation on the Amery Ice ShelfEntry ID: ASAC_1263
Abstract: Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 1263
See the link below for public details on this project.
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The project will involve making a series of measurements of the ice-sheet topography using GPS static and kinematic procedures so that they can be used to calibrate/validate measurements made from the new generation of satellite geoscience laser altimeter ... systems (GLAS). The measurements of the ice sheet topography will be made near-simultaneously (within 8-16 days) from both GPS and laser systems (and possibly also from an aircraft laser altimeter) and used to assess the error budgets of the GLAS satellite. The overall goal of the project is to determine the seasonal and interannual variation in surface elevation of the Antarctic ice sheet. This information is essential for predicting future changes in ice volume and sea-level.
See the documentation provided in the dataset for more information.
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Start Date: 1992-01-01Stop Date: 2007-12-31
Quality See the documentation available in the download file for further information.
The values provided in temporal coverage are approximate only.
Access Constraints A copy of the data are available for download from the URL given below.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at the URL below when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 1.4 MB
Distribution Format: excel, pdf
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6226 2108
Fax: +61 3 6224 0282
Email: Richard.Coleman at utas.edu.au
Centre for Spatial Information Science School of Geography and Environmental Studies University of Tasmania Private Bag 76
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
King, M. A., R. Coleman, A.-J. Freemantle, H. A. Fricker, R. S. Hurd, B. Legrésy, L. Padman, and R. Warner (2009), A 4-decade record of elevation change of the Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica, J. Geophys. Res., 114, F01010, doi:10.1029/2008JF001094.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-04-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-05-12