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Ice-Penetrating Radar Data Across Siple Coast Grounding Lines
Entry ID: NSIDC-0474

Abstract: These data consist of ice-penetrating radar data collected on the ground across the grounding line near Siple Dome during the 2006 and 2007 Antarctic summer field seasons. Primarily, the data consist of low-frequency radar data (2 MHz, approximately 50 meter resolution) in order to observe deep internal layers and the ice-bed interface. The data set also contains one file with high-frequency (100 MHz, approximately 1 meter resolution) radar data, for a sub-region of one of the low-frequency radar profiles. Coincident kinematic GPS data were also collected to correct the radar data for topography along each profile. Radar profiles are typically approximately 20 km in length with the grounding line crossed centrally where possible.

Data are available via FTP in Matlab (.mat) format.
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Description: FTP
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -81.0   S: -83.0   E: -145.0   W: -160.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Hulbe, C. and G. Catania.
Dataset Title: Ice-Penetrating Radar Data Across Siple Coast Grounding Lines
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0474
Dataset Release Date: 2010-01-01
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: 2006-11-01
Stop Date: 2007-12-20
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 787 MB
Distribution Format: MATLAB
G. Catania, C. Hulbe and H. Conway. 2010. Grounding line basal melt rates determined using radar-derived internal stratigraphy, Journal of Glaciology. Vol. 56, No. 197, 2010
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23