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Ground Truth Measurements for Snow and Sea Ice at the Ice Shelf and Sea Ice of Ross Island, Antarctica.

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Title: Ground Truth Measurements for Snow and Sea Ice at the Ice Shelf and Sea Ice of Ross Island, Antarctica.
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Abstract:
This data set consists of ground truth measurements for snow and sea ice conducted at the ice shelf (Willies Field) and the sea ice (Cape Armitage, McMurdo Sound and Cape Evans) at Ross Island, Antarctica. Measurements were conducted at 2 points within close proximity for each selected site. The average of both measurements shall be taken as the data for that particular site. The data collected shall be used towards the verification of the accuracy and validity of the inverse models developed for sea ice thickness retrieval through the use of both active and passive microwave remote sensing. The temperature of the air, snow, sea ice and ocean were taken. The thickness of the snow and sea ice and the salinity of the ocean were measured . Photos of the surface roughness profiles of the snow and sea ice indicated by the self prepared surface roughness profilers were taken. Snow samples were collected using a cylindrical snow corer measuring 11cm in diameter and 4cm in height. The samples were allowed to melt to measure its liquid weight, volume and salinity. Sea ice samples measuring averagely 40cm x 30cm x 8cm were also collected by using a chain saw. The sea ice blocks were later cut into smaller cubes using a Ben-saw, where its dimensions and solid weight were measured. The cubes were then allowed to melt to measure its liquid weight, volume and salinity. The density of both the snow and sea ice were then calculated using the liquid weight and volume obtained. Thin slices of the sea ice were also cut to photograph the bubble and brine distribution. All samples were processed at Scott Base.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20081023
Ending_Date: 20081025
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Planned
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 166.4
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 166.9
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.63333
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.994446
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE ROUGHNESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > SNOW DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > SALINITY
Theme_Keyword: GPS > GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: MARP > MALAYSIAN ANTARCTIC RESEARCH PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > ROSS SEA
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: MY/MARC > MALAYSIAN ANTARCTIC RESEARCH PROGRAM
Contact_Person: TALHA HASSAN
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: B303, 3RD FLOOR
Address: IPS BUILDING
Address: UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA
City: KUALA LUMPUR
Postal_Code: 50603
Country: MALAYSIA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 60379608950
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 60379605935
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: talha@um.edu.my
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: talhady@gmail.com
Resource_Description: MARPmmu08
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Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.myantarctica.com.my/
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DATA CENTER URL
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Online_Option:
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Network_Resource_Name:
www.myantarctica.com.my
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Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090723
Metadata_Review_Date: 20161118
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TALHA HASSAN
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: B303, 3RD FLOOR
Address: IPS BUILDING
Address: UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA
City: KUALA LUMPUR
Postal_Code: 50603
Country: MALAYSIA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 60379608950
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 60379605935
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: talha@um.edu.my
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: talhady@gmail.com
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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