Search Help
Did you find what you were looking for? Yes No
Ice Velocity Data from Ice Stream C, West Antarctica
Entry ID: NSIDC-0106

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.
Multimedia Sample
Small multimedia sample image
View full image

Caption:  Sample Location Map
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:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-11-01
Stop Date: 1996-01-31
Data Set Progress
Data Center
NSIDC Antarctic Glaciological Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

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
View entire list
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 15 KB
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel
View entire list
Email: sxa17 at
Email: sak at
Contact Address:
Pennsylvania State University
Dept of Geosciences
442 Deike Bldg
City: University Park
Province or State: PA
Postal Code: 16802
Country: US
View entire list
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.
Extended Metadata Properties
(Click to view more)

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-12-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

Link to Web Site