AWS Data: Characteristics of Snow Megadunes and Their Potential Effect on Ice Core Interpretation
Entry ID: NSIDC-0283

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Abstract: The Antarctic megadune research was conducted during two field seasons, one in November 2002 and the other during the period of December 2003 through January 2004. The megadune field site is located on the East Antarctic Plateau, southeast of Vostok station. The objectives of this multi-facetted research are 1) to determine the physical characteristics of the firn across the dunes including ... View entire text
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  N: -80.78   S: -80.79   E: 124.53   W: 124.43
Max Altitude: 2884 METERS

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Dataset Originator/Creator: Fahnestock, M., T. Scambos, T. Haran, and R. Bauer.
Dataset Title: AWS Data: Characteristics of Snow Megadunes and Their Potential Effect on Ice Core Interpretation
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0283
Dataset Release Date: 2006-10-05
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-01-16
Stop Date: 2004-11-17
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Temporal Resolution: 10 minute
Quality The 10 meter firn temperature reading did not work much of the time at the Zoe site (mostly not a number (NAN) values). Not all ARGOS satellite passes caught both a Block 1 and a Block 2 corresponding to the same set of measurements, so they are not coincident measurements unless their julian day values match to within about 0.007 days (about 10 minutes). There are a few spurious points because of ... View entire text
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Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
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City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Size: 1.48 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
Phone: 1-603-862-0322
Email: mark.fahnestock at
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City: Durham
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03824-3525
Country: USA
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Albert, M. R., C. A. Shuman, Z. R. Courville, R. Bauer, M. A. Fahnestock, and T. A. Scambos. 2004. Extreme firn metamorphism: impact of decades of vapor transport on near-surface firn at a low-accumulation glazed site on the East Antarctic Plateau. Annals of Glaciology 39: 73-78. Campbell Scientific, Inc. 2002. CR10X Measurement and Control Module Operator's Manual. Courville, Z. R., M. R. ... View entire text
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DIF Creation Date: 2006-10-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-04
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