Ice Velocity Data from Ice Stream C, West Antarctica
Entry ID: NSIDC-0106

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Summary
Abstract: Ice velocity data from ice stream C, including the body of the ice stream and its area of onset, are available. The investigator calculated velocities from precise ice displacement measurements made with a geodetic-quality Global Positioning System (GPS). These ice displacement measurements accompanied seismic experiments aimed at understanding controls on the flow of ice streams in west Antarctica. An understanding of ice stream flow is essential to predicting the response of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to future climate change. Data are available in ASCII format via ftp.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -81.8   S: -82.81   E: -124.99   W: -152.6
  N: -82.28   S: -82.36   E: -120.02   W: -121.64

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Sridhar Anandakrishnan
Dataset Title: Ice Velocity Data from Ice Stream C, West Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: 2001-12-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0106
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-11-01
Stop Date: 1996-01-31
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
NSIDC Antarctic Glaciological Data Center Supplemental Info
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
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Distribution
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 15 KB
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel
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Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: sxa17 at psu.edu, sak at essc.psu.edu
Contact Address:
Pennsylvania State University
Dept of Geosciences
442 Deike Bldg
City: University Park
Province or State: PA
Postal Code: 16802
Country: US
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Publications/References
Anandakrishnan, S. and R. B. Alley. 1997. Stagnation of ice stream C, West Antarctica by water piracy. Geophys. Res. Lett. 24: 265-268. Anandakrishnan, S., D. D. Blankenship, R. B. Alley, and P. A. Stoffa. 1998. Influence of subglacial geology on the position of a West Antarctic ice stream from seismic observations. Nature 394: 62-65.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-12-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-07-07
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