Continuous GPS (static) Data from the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
Entry ID: NSIDC-0347

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Summary
Abstract: In October 2005, three geodetic GPS receivers were deployed on the Ross Ice Shelf near the ice front to observe short-term fluctuations in ice-shelf velocity associated with tidal forcing and other phenomena. Two stations were placed on either side of a large rift that is expected to eventually create the next iceberg to calve from the Ross Ice Shelf (called "Nascent Iceberg"). One station was established at a location near station R13, occupied in 1979 during the RIGGS project (Thomas et al., 1984), to determine if the near-ice-front part of the Ross Ice Shelf has significantly changed its long-term flow since the late 1970s.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -78.0   S: -78.0   E: -178.0   W: -178.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Douglas MacAyeal
Dataset Release Date: 2008-10-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0347.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-10-29
Stop Date: 2005-11-21
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
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: 80 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII text
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 773-702-8027
Fax: 773-702-9505
Email: drm7 at midway.uchicago.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Geophysical Sciences
University of Chicago
5734 S. Ellis Ave
City: Chicago
Province or State: IL
Postal Code: 60637
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Brunt, K. M., 2008. Tidal Motion of the Ross Ice Shelf and its Interaction with the Siple Coast Ice Streams, Antarctica. (PhD dissertation, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA, 202 pages).
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-03-09
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