Coastal and Terminus History of the Eastern Amundsen Sea Embayment, West Antarctica, 1972 - 2011
Entry ID: NSIDC-0522

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Summary
Abstract: This data set provides a coastline history of the eastern Amundsen Sea Embayment and terminus histories of its outlet glaciers derived from those coastlines. These outlet glaciers include Smith, Haynes, Thwaites, and Pine Island Glaciers. The coastlines were derived from detailed tracing of Landsat imagery between late 1972 and late 2011 (at a scale of 1:50,000). The data set also uses some additional data from other sources. The terminus histories are calculated as the intersections between these coastlines and 1996 flowlines. Data are available via FTP in ESRI shapefile and comma separated value (.csv) formats.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -74.0   S: -76.0   E: -100.0   W: -110.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: MacGregor, J. A., G. Catania, M. Markowski, and A. G. Andrews.
Dataset Title: Coastal and Terminus History of the Eastern Amundsen Sea Embayment, West Antarctica, 1972 - 2011
Dataset Release Date: 2012-05-30
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0522
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1947-01-01
Stop Date: 1966-12-31
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Ancillary Keywords
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
NSIDC Antarctic Glaciological Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/agdc/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC AGDC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 23 MB
Distribution Format: ESRI Shapefiles (.shp, .shx, .dbf, and .prj)
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Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (512) 471-0411
Fax: (512) 471-8844
Email: joemac at ig.utexas.edu
Contact Address:
10100 Burnet Rd, Bldg 196
City: Austin
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 78758
Country: USA
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Publications/References
MacGregor, J.A., G.A. Catania, M.S. Markowski and A.G. Andrews. 2012. Widespread Rifting and Retreat of Ice Shelf Margins in the Eastern Amundsen Sea Embayment Between 1972 and 2011, Journal of Glaciology, 58(209), 458-466, doi:10.3189/2012JoG11J262.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-05-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-01
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