Surface Elevation and Ice Thickness, Western Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica
Entry ID: NSIDC-0119

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Summary
Abstract: This data set provides surface elevation and ice thickness data for a portion of the Marie Byrd Land sector of West Antarctica, including the Ford Ranges, the Sulzberger Ice Shelf, much of the Edward VII Peninsula, and the Shirase Coast region of the eastern Ross Ice Shelf. The investigators used radar sounding and laser altimetry from a Twin Otter aircraft flying at varying altitudes, at least 300 m above the surface, at an air speed of about 130 knots. Surveys were accomplished with 64 flights in December 1998 and January 1999. This research was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) contract NSF OPP 9615281.

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Description: Antarctic Glaciological Data Center (AGDC)


Geographic Coverage
 N: -71.0 S: -80.0  E: -136.0  W: -157.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Luyendyk, B
Dataset Title: Surface Elevation and Ice Thickness, Western Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: 2003-12-10
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Dataset DOI: doi:10.7265/N5BZ63ZH
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0119


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-12-25
Stop Date: 1998-12-27


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE EXTENT    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE EXTENT    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE GROWTH/MELT    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE GROWTH/MELT    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICE SHEETS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICE SHEETS    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
INLAND WATERS
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
ELEVATION


Platform
Aircraft    [Information]


Instrument
Altimeters    [Information]
LASERS >Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation    [Information]
Radar Altimeters    [Information]
RADAR ECHO SOUNDERS


Keywords
AGDC
Airborne Laser Altimetry
Altimetry
Antarctic Ice Sheet
Ground Ice
Ice
Ice Cover
Ice Deformation
Ice Extent
Ice Sheet
Ice Sheet Elevation
Ice Sheet Thickness
Ice Surface
Ice Surface Elevation
Ice Surface Temperature
Ice Thickness
Ice Thickness Distribution
NSF
NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
Radar Altimetry
Radar Echo Sounders
Radar Echo Sounding


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
NSIDC


Data Center
NSIDC Antarctic Glaciological Data Center    [Information]
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


NSIDC U.S. Antarctic Data Coordination Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/usadcc/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC USADCC 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


National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
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



Distribution
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Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

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Personnel
BRUCE P. LUYENDYK
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: luyendyk at geol.ucsb.edu
Contact Address:
University of California, Santa Barbara
Department of Geological Sciences
City: Santa Barbara
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 93106-9630
Country: USA


DOUGLAS S. WILSON
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: dwilson at geol.ucsb.edu
Contact Address:
University of Santa Barbara
Department of Geological Sciences
City: Santa Barbara
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 93106-9630
Country: USA


NSIDC USER SERVICES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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


Publications/References
Luyendyk, B. P., D. S. Wilson, and C. S. Siddoway. 2003. Eastern Margin of the Ross Sea Rift in Western Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica: Crustal Structure and Tectonic Development. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. 4(10):1090, doi:10.1029/2002GC000462.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-12-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-07-07

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