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Englacial Layers and Attenuation Rates across the Ross and Amundsen Sea Ice-Flow Divide (WAIS Divide), West Antarctica
Entry ID: NSIDC-0470

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Abstract: This data set contains the results of a model study of spatial variations of ice temperature and subglacial conditions using available ice-penetrating radar data around a future deep ice coring site near the Ross and Amundsen flow divide of West Antarctic Ice Sheet. The model data are based on radar data collected by the Support Office of Aerogeophysical Research (SOAR) at the University of Texas, and the University of Washington, in 2000. The data include values for attenuation estimates for individual radar profiles. Data are available via FTP in MATLAB (.mat) and Portable Document (.pdf) formats.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -79.47   S: -79.47   E: -112.09   W: -112.09

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Raymond, C. and K. Matsuoka.
Dataset Title: Englacial Layers and Attenuation Rates across the Ross and Amundsen Sea Ice-Flow Divide (WAIS Divide), West Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0470
Dataset Release Date: 2010-06-15
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-05-01
Stop Date: 2010-04-30
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Data Center
NSIDC Antarctic Glaciological Data Center Supplemental Info
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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
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 3000 KB
Distribution Format: MATLAB
Phone: (206) 543-4914
Email: charlie at
Contact Address:
University of Washington
Department of Earth and Space Sciences
Box 351310
City: Seattle
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98105
Country: USA
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Matsuoka, K., D. Morse, et. al. 2010. Estimating Englacial Radar Attenuation Using Depth Profiles of the Returned Power, Central West Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research, Earth Surface, 115: F0212, doi:10.1029/2009JF001496. Laird, C. M., W. A. Blake, K. Matsuoka, H. Conway, C. T. Allen, C. J. Leuschen and S. Gogineni. 2010. Deep ice stratigraphy and basal conditions in central West ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-06-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-01-05
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