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.
National Snow and Ice Data Center
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University of Colorado
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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.