Polarimetric Radar Data from the Ross and Amundsen Sea Ice Flow Divide, West Antarctica
Entry ID: NSIDC-0496

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Summary
Abstract: This dataset contains ground-based, co-polarized radar data collected using pulse-modulated 60 MHz and 179 MHz radar at 19 sites around a deep ice coring site near the Ross and Amundsen flow divide of West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS Divide). At each site, the radar data were collected at 12 orientations of the radar polarization plane for three radar pulse widths: 250 nsec, 500 nsec, and 1000 nsec. Useful signals were received from depths roughly between 200 m and 2000 m. Ice flow velocities and strain configurations were measured at most of these radar survey sites, and these ice motion data are also provided at NSIDC (GPS-Measured Ice Velocities and Strain Data from the Ross and Amundsen Sea Ice Flow Divide, West Antarctica). Data are available via FTP in MATLAB (.mat) format.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -78.75   S: -79.64   E: -109.13   W: -115.46

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Matsuoka, K.
Dataset Title: Polarimetric Radar Data from the Ross and Amundsen Sea Ice Flow Divide, West Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: 2011-08-30
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado, USA
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0496.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-11-01
Stop Date: 2007-01-31
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
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
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Distribution
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 12.7 MB
Distribution Format: MATLAB
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: matsuoka at npolar.no
Email: matsuoka at ess.washington.edu
Contact Address:
University of Washington
Department of Earth and Space Sciences
City: Seattle
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98105
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Conway, Smith, Vaswani, Matsuoka, Rignot and Claus. 2009. A Low-Frequency Ice-Penetrating Radar System Adapted for Use from an Airplane: Test Results from Bering and Malaspina Glaciers, Alaska, USA. Annals of Glaciology, v.50, p. 93.

Fujita, S., H. Maeno and K. Matsuoka. 2006. Radio Wave Depolarization and Scattering within Ice Sheets: A Matrix-Based Model to Link Radar and Ice Core ... View entire text
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-08-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-14
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