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Ice Thickness and Surface Elevation, Southeastern Ross Embayment, West Antarctica
Entry ID: NSIDC-0099

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Summary
Abstract: Ice surface elevation and ice thickness data are available for a portion of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. The investigators utilized a laser altimeter and ice-penetrating radar mounted to a Twin Otter aircraft to survey the ice sheet. Ice surface elevations and ice thickness data, derived from laser altimetry and radar sounding results, are available in ASCII format via ftp. These data are a ... View entire text
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Description: FTP site for obtaining these data.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -80.0   S: -84.0   E: -104.0   W: -134.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Donald D. Blankenship
Dataset Title: Ice Thickness and Surface Elevation, Southeastern Ross Embayment, West Antarctica
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Data Presentation Form: Table
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0099.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-12-27
Stop Date: 1996-01-02
Platform
AIRCRAFT Ancillary Description
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org
Dataset ID: NSIDC-0099

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
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Distribution
Distribution Media: ftp
Distribution Size: 4000 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII text files
Fees: None
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (512) 471-0489
Fax: (512) 471-8844
Email: blank at ig.utexas.edu
Contact Address:
J.J. Pickle Research Campus, Bldg. 196 | 10100 Burnet Rd.
City: Austin
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 78758
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Blankenship, D.D., S.D. Kempf, D.L. Morse, M.E. Peters, R.E. Bell, and R.B. Arko, in press. Airborne laser altimetry over the central West Antarctic Ice Sheet. International Archives of ISPRS, Comm 3 (extended abstract). Blankenship, D.D., D.L. Morse, C.A. Finn, R.E. Bell, M.E. Peters, S.D. Kempf, S.M. Hodge, M. Studinger, J.C. Behrendt, and J.M. Brozena, 2001. Geologic controls on the initiation of rapid basal motion for west Antarctic ice streams: A geophysical perspective including new airborne radar sounding and laser altimetry results. The West Antarctic Ice Sheet: Behavior and Environment. Antarctic Research Series 77, 105-121. Blankenship, D. and R. Bell, 1993. Delving into the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Geotimes 38 (8), 12-15.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-08-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-25

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