Ablation Rates of Taylor Glacier, Antarctica
Entry ID: NSIDC-0326

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Summary
Abstract: This data set provides glacier surface ablation rates for a network of approximately 250 sites on Taylor Glacier, spanning a period from 2003 to 2011. Here sublimation is the dominant ablation mechanism, though a few sites have accumulation. Ablation data are provided in meters water equivalent per year. Data are available via FTP in space-delimited ASCII format.
Geographic Coverage
 N: -77.6 S: -77.9  E: 162.2  W: 160.1

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Cuffey, K.
Dataset Title: Ablation Rates of Taylor Glacier, Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: 2007-12-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Dataset DOI: doi:10.7265/N5N29TW8
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0326


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-11-19
Stop Date: 2011-01-12


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ABLATION ZONES/ACCUMULATION ZONES    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER MASS BALANCE/ICE SHEET MASS BALANCE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIERS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]


Keywords
Ablation
Glacier
Glacier Surface
Glacier Surface Ablation
Glacier Surface Ablation Rate
Taylor Glacier


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


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: 11 KB
Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)


Personnel
KURT M. CUFFEY
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +1 510-643-1641
Fax: +1 510-642-3370
Email: kcuffey at socrates.berkeley.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Geography
University of California, Berkeley
507 McCone Hall
City: Berkeley
Province or State: California
Postal Code: 94720
Country: USA


ANDREW BLISS
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: andybliss at gmail.com
Contact Address:
507 McCone Hall
City: Berkeley
Province or State: California
Postal Code: 94720-4740
Country: USA


JEFFREY KAVANAUGH
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
1-26 Earth Sciences Building
City: Edmonton
Province or State: Alberta
Postal Code: Canada
Country: T6G 2E1


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
Aciego, Sarah, Kurt M. Cuffey, Jeffrey L. Kavanaugh, D.L. Morse, and J.P. Severinghaus. 2007. Pleistocene Ice and Paleo-strain Rates at Taylor Glacier, Antarctica. Quaternary Research 68:303-313. Bliss, A. K., K. M. Cuffey, and J. L. Kavanaugh. 2011. Sublimation and Surface Energy Budget of Taylor Glacier, Antarctica. Jounral of Glaciology. 57 (204, 684-696). Bliss, A. K. 2011. Ablation on Taylor Glacier, Antarctica. PhD Thesis, University of California, Berkeley. Kavanaugh, J. L., K. M. Cuffey, D. L. Morse, A. K. Bliss, and S. M. Aciego. 2009. Dynamics and Mass Balance of Taylor Glacier, Antarctica: 3. State of Mass Balance. Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, F04012, doi:10.1029/2009JF001331

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-12-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-19

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