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Ablation Rates of Taylor Glacier, Antarctica
Entry ID: NSIDC-0326

Abstract: This data set provides glacier surface ablation rates for a network of approximately 250 sites on Taylor Glacier, spanning a period from 2003 to 2011. Here sublimation is the dominant ablation mechanism, though a few sites have accumulation. Ablation data are provided in meters water equivalent per year. Data are available via FTP in space-delimited ASCII format.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.6   S: -77.9   E: 162.2   W: 160.1

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Cuffey, K.
Dataset Title: Ablation Rates of Taylor Glacier, Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: 2007-12-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-11-19
Stop Date: 2011-01-12
Data Set Progress
Data Center
NSIDC Antarctic Glaciological Data Center Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
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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
Distribution Size: 11 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
Phone: +1 510-643-1641
Fax: +1 510-642-3370
Email: kcuffey at
Contact Address:
Department of Geography
University of California, Berkeley
507 McCone Hall
City: Berkeley
Province or State: California
Postal Code: 94720
Country: USA
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Aciego, Sarah, Kurt M. Cuffey, Jeffrey L. Kavanaugh, D.L. Morse, and J.P. Severinghaus. 2007. Pleistocene Ice and Paleo-strain Rates at Taylor Glacier, Antarctica. Quaternary Research 68:303-313. Bliss, A. K., K. M. Cuffey, and J. L. Kavanaugh. 2011. Sublimation and Surface Energy Budget of Taylor Glacier, Antarctica. Jounral of Glaciology. 57 (204, 684-696). Bliss, A. K. 2011. Ablation on Taylor Glacier, Antarctica. PhD Thesis, University of California, Berkeley. Kavanaugh, J. L., K. M. Cuffey, D. L. Morse, A. K. Bliss, and S. M. Aciego. 2009. Dynamics and Mass Balance of Taylor Glacier, Antarctica: 3. State of Mass Balance. Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, F04012, doi:10.1029/2009JF001331
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-12-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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