Collaborative Research: Dynamics and Climatic Response of the Taylor Glacier System

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Title: Collaborative Research: Dynamics and Climatic Response of the Taylor Glacier System
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Taylor Glacier is a 60 km long outlet glacier that drains the Taylor Dome region of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet and terminates in Taylor Valley, the southernmost of the famous Dry Valleys of Victoria Land. Fluctuations of Taylor Glacier directly impact the Dry Valleys ecosystem and leave a geomorphologic signature. These fluctuations are driven by climatic changes in Taylor Valley and on the Taylor Dome region of the ice sheet. The purpose of the proposed study is (1) to improve understanding of Taylor Glacier dynamics using a combination of field and modelling studies, (2) to use this information to analyze theoretically the response of the Taylor Glacier to climate changes, and (3) to use this framework to gain insight about past and future fluctuations of the Taylor Glacier terminus and margins. During 2002/2003 U.Texas and U.C. Berkeley completed our first of two field seasons on Taylor Glacier. U.C. Berkeley took responsibility for ice motion, ablation and stable isotope sampling. During 2003/04 UT and U.C. Berkeley completed the second of our two field seasons on Taylor Glacier. Again, U.C. Berkeley took responsibility for ice motion, ablation and stable isotope sampling, starting in early season.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20020101
Ending_Date: 20041231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 160.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 162.5
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.6
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.9
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIERS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > ABLATION ZONES/ACCUMULATION ZONES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIER FACIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIER MASS BALANCE/ICE SHEET MASS BALANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIER THICKNESS/ICE SHEET THICKNESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIER TOPOGRAPHY/ICE SHEET TOPOGRAPHY
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIER MOTION/ICE SHEET MOTION
Theme_Keyword: NSF/OPP > OFFICE OF POLAR PROGRAMS, NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
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Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > DRY VALLEYS
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: DAVID L. MORSE
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: KURT M. CUFFEY
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: DON BLANKENSHIP
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
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Address: Institute for Geophysics
Address: University of Texas at Austin
Address: 4412 Spicewood Springs Rd. #600
City: Austin
State_or_Province: TX
Postal_Code: 78759-8500
Country: USA
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Address: Department of Geography
Address: University of California, Berkeley
Address: 507 McCone Hall
City: Berkeley
State_or_Province: California
Postal_Code: 94720
Country: USA
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: J.J. Pickle Research Campus, Bldg. 196 | 10100 Burnet Rd.
City: Austin
State_or_Province: TX
Postal_Code: 78758
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 510-643-1641
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (512) 471-0489
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 510-642-3370
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (512) 471-8844
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: kcuffey@socrates.berkeley.edu
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: blank@ig.utexas.edu
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Contact_Organization: UTX-AUSTIN/IG > Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin
Contact_Person: DON BLANKENSHIP
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: J.J. Pickle Research Campus, Bldg. 196 | 10100 Burnet Rd.
City: Austin
State_or_Province: TX
Postal_Code: 78758
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (512) 471-0489
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (512) 471-8844
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: blank@ig.utexas.edu
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http://www.ig.utexas.edu/
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DATA CENTER URL
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http://www.ig.utexas.edu/research/projects/taylor_...
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Research website with early results.
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070213
Metadata_Review_Date: 20100709
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Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
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City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
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Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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