Surface Elevation and Ice Thickness, Western Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica
Entry ID: NSIDC-0119

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Summary
Abstract: This data set provides surface elevation and ice thickness data for a portion of the Marie Byrd Land sector of West Antarctica, including the Ford Ranges, the Sulzberger Ice Shelf, much of the Edward VII Peninsula, and the Shirase Coast region of the eastern Ross Ice Shelf. The investigators used radar sounding and laser altimetry from a Twin Otter aircraft flying at varying altitudes, at least 300 m above the surface, at an air speed of about 130 knots. Surveys were accomplished with 64 flights in December 1998 and January 1999. This research was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) contract NSF OPP 9615281.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -71.0   S: -80.0   E: -136.0   W: -157.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Luyendyk, B
Dataset Title: Surface Elevation and Ice Thickness, Western Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: 2003-12-10
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0119.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-12-25
Stop Date: 1998-12-27
Platform
AIRCRAFT Ancillary Description
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org
Dataset ID: nsidc-0119

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
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Distribution
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 400 KB
Distribution Format: JPG images, ASCII text files, and Excel files
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: luyendyk at geol.ucsb.edu
Contact Address:
University of California, Santa Barbara
Department of Geological Sciences
City: Santa Barbara
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 93106-9630
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Luyendyk, B. P., D. S. Wilson, and C. S. Siddoway. 2003. Eastern Margin of the Ross Sea Rift in Western Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica: Crustal Structure and Tectonic Development. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. 4(10):1090, doi:10.1029/2002GC000462.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-12-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-14
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