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Airborne Surface Profiling of Alaskan Glaciers
Entry ID: G01378

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Abstract: This data set consists of glacier outline, laser altimetry profile, and surface elevation change data for 46 glaciers in Alaska and British Columbia, Canada, measured with an airborne laser altimetry system. Six glaciers in the Alaska Range of central Alaska, two glaciers in the Wrangell Mountains of southcentral Alaska, 11 glaciers in the Chugach Mountains of southcentral Alaska, five glaciers in ... View entire text
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: 61.5   S: 57.0   E: -132.33   W: -149.25

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Echelmeyer, K. A., V. B. Valentine, and S. L. Zirnheld.
Dataset Title: Airborne Surface Profiling of Alaskan Glaciers
Dataset Series Name: G01378
Dataset Release Date: 2002-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-05-01
Stop Date: 1996-06-30
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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
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Distribution Media: FTP
Email: kechel at
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Geophysical Institute
University of Alaska Fairbanks
City: Fairbanks
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99775
Country: USA
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Echelmeyer, K.A., W.D. Harrison, C.F. Larsen, J. Sapiano, J.E. Mitchell, J. DeMallie, B. Rabus, G. Adalgeirsdottir, and L. Sombardier. 1996. Airborne Surface Profiling of Glaciers: a Case-Study in Alaska. J. Glaciol., 42, 142:538-546. Sapiano, J.J., W.D. Harrison, and K.A. Echelmeyer. 1998. Elevation, Volume and Terminus Changes of Nine Glaciers in North America. J. Glaciol., 44, 146:119-135. Arendt, A.A., K.A. Echelmeyer, W.D. Harrison, C.S. Lingle, and V.B. Valentine. 2002. Rapid Wastage of Alaska Glaciers and Their Contribution to Rising Sea Level. Science, 297:382-386.
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DIF Creation Date: 2002-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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