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Continuous GPS (static) Data from the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
Entry ID: NSIDC-0347


Summary
Abstract: In October 2005, three geodetic GPS receivers were deployed on the Ross Ice Shelf near the ice front to observe short-term fluctuations in ice-shelf velocity associated with tidal forcing and other phenomena. Two stations were placed on either side of a large rift that is expected to eventually create the next iceberg to calve from the Ross Ice Shelf (called "Nascent Iceberg"). One station was established at a location near station R13, occupied in 1979 during the RIGGS project (Thomas et al., 1984), to determine if the near-ice-front part of the Ross Ice Shelf has significantly changed its long-term flow since the late 1970s.

Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: AGDC Web site


Geographic Coverage
 N: -78.0 S: -78.0  E: -178.0  W: -178.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Douglas MacAyeal
Dataset Title: Continuous GPS (static) Data from the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: 2008-10-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Dataset DOI: doi:10.7265/N57W694M
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0347


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-10-29
Stop Date: 2005-11-21


Location Keywords
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > ROSS SEA
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ABLATION ZONES/ACCUMULATION ZONES    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER MOTION/ICE SHEET MOTION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER TOPOGRAPHY/ICE SHEET TOPOGRAPHY    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICEBERGS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICEBERGS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICEBERGS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE MOTION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE MOTION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICE SHEETS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE VELOCITY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE VELOCITY    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
GPS >Global Positioning System Satellites    [Information]


Instrument
GPS >Global Positioning System    [Information]
GPS RECEIVERS    [Information]


Keywords
Antarctic
Antarctica
Antarctic Ice Sheet
Elevation
GPS
GPS data
Iceberg
Ice Sheet Elevation
Ice Surface Elevation
Ice Velocity
Latitude
Ross Ice Shelf
Surface Elevation
Velocity Measurements


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
NSIDC_AGDC


Data Center
NSIDC Antarctic Glaciological Data Center    [Information]
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


National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC 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



Distribution
Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 80 MB
Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)


Personnel
DOUGLAS R. MACAYEAL
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 773-702-8027
Fax: 773-702-9505
Email: drm7 at midway.uchicago.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Geophysical Sciences
University of Chicago
5734 S. Ellis Ave
City: Chicago
Province or State: IL
Postal Code: 60637
Country: USA


KELLY BRUNT
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Cryospheric Sciences Branch, Code 614.1
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


MATTHEW KING
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
University of Newcastle


NSIDC USER SERVICES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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


Publications/References
Brunt, K. M., 2008. Tidal Motion of the Ross Ice Shelf and its Interaction with the Siple Coast Ice Streams, Antarctica. (PhD dissertation, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA, 202 pages).

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-10-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27



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