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Bathymetry and Ice draft maps for the Amery Ice Shelf cavity

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Abstract: Ocean circulation beneath ice shelves and associated rates of melting and freezing are influenced strongly by water column thickness and depth. The shape of the cavity beneath the Amery Ice Shelf is important for our understanding of ice shelf stability and freshwater input to the ocean and their dependence on climate. New seismic surveys of the centre region of the Amery Ice Shelf and ice-draft ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.0   S: -73.6   E: 79.0   W: 66.0
Min Depth: 0 M Max Depth: 3500 M

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1950-01-01
Stop Date: 2006-04-01
Data Resolution
Vertical Resolution: 50 m
ISO Topic Category
Quality The data were gridded onto a WGS84 projection with a 2x2 km resolution.
Horizontal datum: WGS84 Vertical datum: Mean sea level
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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This "Bathymetry and Ice draft maps for the Amery Ice Shelf cavity" is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 4.7 MB
Distribution Format: text, pdf
Fees: free
Phone: +61 3 6226 2251
Fax: +61 3 6226 2973
Email: bkgalton at
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Private bag 80
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Galton-Fenzi, B. K., C. Maraldi, R. Coleman and J. Hunter (2007), The Geometry of the cavity beneath the Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica, Geophys. Res. Lett.

Maraldi, C., B. Galton-Fenzi, F. Lyard, and L. Testut (2007), Barotropic Tides of the Southern Indian Ocean and the Amery Ice Shelf Cavity, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2007GL030900, in press
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-08-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-01-10

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