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Geodetic monitoring of isostatic rebound near the Lambert Glacier

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Abstract: The present-day observed change in sea level is the sum of several factors, including the continuing readjustment of the crust to the past redistribution of the surface ice-water load and any present-day melting of the Antarctic ice sheet. Constraints can be provided on both of these contributions by measuring the magnitude of the crustal rebound using the Global Positioning System. By combining ... View entire text
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Description: Download page for the Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -69.0   S: -77.0   E: 74.0   W: 68.0
  N: -66.75   S: -66.75   E: 50.7   W: 50.6

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-01-12
Stop Date: 1998-02-05
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Quality Taken from the 2008-2009 Progress Report:
Variations to work plan or objectives:
The project has now finished. The equipment have been removed from the sites that the field party were able to visit. However, we must gain access to Komsomolskiy Peak in order to remove the equipment that is there.

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Access Constraints The full GPS dataset will be available to the general public after 5 year embargo period beginning January 12, 1998.

Currently 1998-2002 data are available.

GPS Data may be made available before this time under special arrangements. Diagnostic data available now from the url given below.

The data have been gzipped and hatanaka compressed. Un-gzipping the files will convert them to readable ascii files.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

Data cannot be used by other parties for the purposes of estimating velocities of the GPS sites.

Technical contact must be contacted before using this data.

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at the URL below when using these data.
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Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 259 MB
Fees: free
Phone: +61 2 6249 5510
Fax: +61 2 6249 5443
Email: pault at
Contact Address:
Geodynamics Group
Mills Rd
The Australian National University
Research School of Earth Sciences
City: Canberra
Province or State: Australian Capital Territory
Postal Code: 2601
Country: Australia
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Tregoning P., Twilley B., Hendy M., Zwartz D. (1999) Monitoring isostatic rebound in Antarctica with the use of continuous remote GPS observations GPS Solutions 2(3). 70-75

Zwartz D., Bird M., Stone J., Lambeck K. (1998) Holocene sea-level change and ice-sheet history in the Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 155. 131-145

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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-12-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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