McMurdo Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research (MCM LTER) Core Glacier Mass Balance Data, Antarctica
Entry ID: NSIDC-0421

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Summary
Abstract: As part of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica, a systematic sampling program has been undertaken to monitor mass balance of the Taylor Valley glaciers. Data were collected from the Canada, Commonwealth, Howard, Hughes, Suess and Taylor glaciers, located in the Taylor Valley of Antarctica. Monitoring the changes in these measurements over time provides a record of mass balance, and aids in determining the role of glaciers in the polar hydrologic cycle. This material is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants: OPP 9211773 (1993-1998), OPP 9813061 (1998-1999), OPP 9810219 (1999-2000), OPP 0096250 (2000-2005) and ANT-0423595 (2006-current).
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Description: The McMurdo Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research (MCM LTER) Program Glacier Data web page
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.3   S: -78.08   E: 163.03   W: 161.04

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Andrew Fountain
Dataset Title: McMurdo Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research (MCM LTER) Core Glacier Mass Balance Data, Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: 2009-08-31
Dataset Release Place: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Dataset Publisher: Byrd Polar Research Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0421.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1993-01-01
Stop Date: 2009-12-31
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: online (HTTP)
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 503-725-3386
Fax: 503-725-3025
Email: andrew at pdx.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Geology
Portland State University
City: Portland
Province or State: OR
Postal Code: 97207
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Doran P. T., McKay C. P., Clow G. D., Dana G. L., Fountain A. G., Nylen T., and W. B. Lyons. 2002. Valley floor climate observations from the MrcMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica, 1986-2000, Journal of Geophysical Research, 107, 1-12, DOI: 10.1029/2001JD002045 Doran P. T., Priscu J. C., Lyons W. B., McKnight D. M., Fountain A. G., Virginia R. A.,Wall D. H., Parsons A. N., McKay C. P., Clow G. D., ... View entire text
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-08-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-03-03
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