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Ice-Penetrating Radar Data Across Siple Coast Grounding Lines
Entry ID: NSIDC-0474

Abstract: These data consist of ice-penetrating radar data collected on the ground across the grounding line near Siple Dome during the 2006 and 2007 Antarctic summer field seasons. Primarily, the data consist of low-frequency radar data (2 MHz, approximately 50 meter resolution) in order to observe deep internal layers and the ice-bed interface. The data set also contains one file with high-frequency (100 MHz, approximately 1 meter resolution) radar data, for a sub-region of one of the low-frequency radar profiles. Coincident kinematic GPS data were also collected to correct the radar data for topography along each profile. Radar profiles are typically approximately 20 km in length with the grounding line crossed centrally where possible. Data are available via FTP in Matlab (.mat) format.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -81.0   S: -83.0   E: -145.0   W: -160.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Catania, G., and C. Hulbe
Dataset Title: Ice-Penetrating Radar Data Across Siple Coast Grounding Lines
Dataset Release Date: 2010-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-11-01
Stop Date: 2007-12-20
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
NSIDC Antarctic Glaciological Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

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: 787 MB
Distribution Format: MATLAB
Phone: +64 (0)3 479 7613
Email: christina.hulbe at
Contact Address:
University of Otago
School of Surveying
City: Dunedin
Postal Code: 9054
Country: NZ
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G. Catania, C. Hulbe and H. Conway. 2010. Grounding line basal melt rates determined using radar-derived internal stratigraphy, Journal of Glaciology. Vol. 56, No. 197, 2010
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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