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GPR surveys, meteorological and hydrology data from the Joyce, Garwood and Hobbs glaciers in the McMurdo Dry Valleys to investigate glacier-permafrost interactions
Entry ID: K064_2008_2010_NZ_1


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Summary
Abstract: The aim of this study was to develop an understanding of the interactions between glaciers and their permafrost beds that will permit models of glaciers to realistically parameterise ice motion. Improvement of such models is central to their success in predicting glacier response to climate change. A multifaceted investigation of the hydrology, sedimentology, geochemistry and deformation of proglacial and subglacial permafrost at the margins and beneath cold-based glaciers was investigated at the margins of the Joyce, Garwood and Hobbs Glaciers. Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) surveys of the Joyce, Garwood and Hobbs Glaciers basal zones and moraine was completed. Samples of ice from the basal zones of the Joyce, Garwood and Hobbs glaciers together with ground ice from the upper Garwood Valley was collected and returned to New Zealand for isotopic and solute composition analysis of the ice. Meteorological stations were installed on both the Joyce and Garwood Glaciers to allow detailed examination of the radiation inputs into the glacial system. A stream gauging station was installed on an unnamed stream draining the Joyce Glacier. The gauging station was fitted with a ultra-sonic stage sensor, an electrical conductivity sensor and a turbidimeter to monitor suspended sediment transfer. Sampling frequency was every 5 minutes, averaged every 15 minutes. Hydrochemistry samples for ionic concentration were collected daily from three locations on Holland Stream. Alkalinity and pH were also measured.

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Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE


Geographic Coverage
 N: -78.0 S: -78.0833  E: 163.0  W: 163.9167
 Min Altitude: 300  Max Altitude: 450
 N: -77.9054 S: -77.9054  E: 164.4474  W: 164.4474
 Min Altitude: 300  Max Altitude: 450

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-11-08
Stop Date: 2010-02-04


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > GARWOOD GLACIER
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > JOYCE GLAICER
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > HOBBS GLACIER
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MCMURDO DRY VALLEYS
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > GARWOOD VALLEY
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY >FLUVIAL LANDFORMS/PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY >GLACIAL LANDFORMS/PROCESSES    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND >GROUND ICE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER THICKNESS/ICE SHEET THICKNESS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER MOTION/ICE SHEET MOTION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS    [Information]
LABORATORY    [Information]


Instrument
AWS >Automated Weather System    [Information]
STREAM GAUGES    [Information]
GPR >Ground Penetrating Radar    [Information]


Quality
The raw data is held by the investigator. Please contact him for more details.


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SHULAMIT GORDON
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand


Personnel
SEAN FITZSIMONS
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 3 479 8786
Fax: +64 3 479 9037
Email: sjf at geography.otago.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Department of Geography
University of Otago
PO BOX 59
City: Dunedin
Country: New Zealand


CEISHA POIROT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: c.poirot at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-09-20


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