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Compilation of Antarctic Radar Data, Siple Coast, 2000-2002

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Originator: Howard Conway
Publication_Date: 20051215
Title: Compilation of Antarctic Radar Data, Siple Coast, 2000-2002
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Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
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Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0274
Description:
Abstract:
These data consist of ground-based, ice-penetrating radar profiles across satellite-detected lineations and terrains that were taken in the lower reaches of Ross Ice Stream C, also known as the Kamb Ice Stream (KIS); on Roosevelt Island; on the Siple Dome; and on the Shabtaie Ice Ridge. Researchers collected low frequency (2 MHz - 7 MHz) data during two separate deployments, 11 November through 7 December 2000 and 3 January through 28 January 2002. These radar data provide information on surface morphology and internal layer stratigraphy. The data are in the form of raw binary data files, accompanied by processed data files in JPEG format. These data are from a study of the scar-like features that are well known from the Siple Coast ice stream system in West Antarctica. The objective of the field work was to identify the nature of several scars, and to further characterize previously-identified margin scars that have been poorly dated. Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) and Radarsat image data, which are not included in this data set, were used to locate and map the features, and place them in a regional context. The study describes the recent history of the Siple Coast glaciers and investigates the causes of their changes in configuration. The main investigative tools were ground penetrating radar (GPR) profiles used to image internal layers and measure the depths to buried crevasses or disrupted layering. This, coupled with accumulation rates determined from shallow ice cores, provides 'shutdown' ages for the margin features. The field data provide input parameters for simple models of ice flow for margins and inter-ice stream ridges during active shearing and after shutdown. Such modeling will output an estimate of the initial elevation of scars and the corresponding ice stream elevation at the time of shutdown.
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REFERENCE: Anandakrishnan, S., R. B. Alley, R. W. Jacobel, and H. Conway. 2000. The flow regime of Ice Stream C and hypotheses concerning its recent stagnation. Antarctic Research Series 77, 283-296. Catania, G., H. Conway, C. Raymond, and T. Scambos. 2004. Surface morphology and internal layer stratigraphy in the downstream end of Kamb Ice Stream, West Antarctica. Journal of Glaciology. In press. Catania, G., H. Conway, C. Raymond, and T. Scambos. 2004. Evidence for grounding-line fluctuations prior to the stagnation of Kamb Ice Stream, West Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. Submitted. Catania, G., H. Conway, A. Gades, C. Raymond, and H. Engelhardt. 2003. Bed reflectivity beneath inactive ice streams in West Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology 36, 287-291. Conway, H., G. Catania, C. Raymond, A. Gades, T. Scambos, and H. Engelhardt. 2002. Switch of flow direction of an Antarctic ice stream. Nature 419, 465-467. Jones, F., B. Narod and G. K. C. Clarke. 1989. Design and operation of a portable, digital impulse radar. Journal of Glaciology 35(119), 143-148. Ng, F. and H. Conway. 2004. Fast-flow signature in the stagnated Kamb Ice Stream, West Antarctica. Geology 32(6), 481-484. doi: 10.1130/G20317.1 Parizek, B., R .B. Alley, S. Anandakrishnan, and H. Conway. 2002. Sub-catchment melt and long-term stability of Ice Stream D, West Antarctica. Geophysical Research Letters doi: 10.1029/2001GL014240. Waddington, E. D., H. Conway, E. Steig, R. B. Alley, E. J. Brook, K. C. Taylor, and J. W. C. White. 2005. Decoding the dipstick: thickness of Siple Dome, West Antarctica, at the last glacial maximum. Geology 33(4), 281-284. Watts, R. D. and D. L. Wright. 1981. Systems for measuring thickness of temperate and polar ice from the ground or from the air. Journal of Glaciology 27(97), 459-469.
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Beginning_Date: 20020103
Ending_Date: 20020128
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20001111
Ending_Date: 20001207
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -158.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -134.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -84.0
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIER MOTION/ICE SHEET MOTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE FLOES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE FLOES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > ICE SHEETS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW STRATIGRAPHY
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Theme_Keyword: Nsidc > National Snow And Ice Data Center
Theme_Keyword: Office Of Polar Programs
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Theme_Keyword: Siple Coast
Theme_Keyword: Siple Dome
Theme_Keyword: West Antarctic Ice Sheet
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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Contact_Person: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
Address: University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-2468
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org
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Data_Quality_Information:
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Error in the measurements arises from three main sources: * the migration technique (See Processing Steps (http://nsidc.org/data/docs/agdc/nsidc0274_conway/index.html#processingstep).) * uncertainty picking the location of the bed reflection * uncertainty in the radio wave velocity within the glacier. For these measurements the investigators estimate the uncertainty in ice thickness to be approximately 5 m.
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Contact_Organization: NSIDC_AGDC > NSIDC Antarctic Glaciological Data Center
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Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
Address: University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-2468
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org
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Contact_Organization: NSIDC_USADCC > NSIDC U.S. Antarctic Data Coordination Center
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Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
Address: University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-2468
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org
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Contact_Person: NSIDC USER SERVICES
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Resource_Description: NSIDC-0274
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Format_Name: Binary
Format_Name: Joint Photographic Expert Group (JPEG) (.jpg)
Transfer_Size: 16 - 1638.4 KB
Transfer_Size: 226 - 397 KB
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DATA CENTER URL
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WAISCORES: Deep Ice Coring in West Antarctica
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Siple Dome Glaciology and Ice Stream History 1994, 1996
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Ice Motion and Topography Near Margin Areas of Kamb Ice Stream, Antarctica
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20051215
Metadata_Review_Date: 20160127
Metadata_Contact:
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Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
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Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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