Polarimetric Radar Data from the Ross and Amundsen Sea Ice Flow Divide, West AntarcticaEntry ID: NSIDC-0496
Abstract: This dataset contains ground-based, co-polarized radar data collected using pulse-modulated 60 MHz and 179 MHz radar at 19 sites around a deep ice coring site near the Ross and Amundsen flow divide of West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS Divide). At each site, the radar data were collected at 12 orientations of the radar polarization plane for three radar pulse widths: 250 nsec, 500 nsec, and 1000 nsec. Useful signals were received from depths roughly between 200 m and 2000 m. Ice flow velocities and strain configurations were measured at most of these radar survey sites, and these ice motion data are also provided at NSIDC (GPS-Measured Ice Velocities and Strain Data from the Ross and Amundsen Sea Ice Flow Divide, West Antarctica).
Data are available via FTP in MATLAB (.mat) format.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Matsuoka, K.
Dataset Title: Polarimetric Radar Data from the Ross and Amundsen Sea Ice Flow Divide, West Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0496
Dataset Release Date: 2011-08-30
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Dataset DOI: doi:10.7265/N5TH8JNGOnline Resource: http://www.usap-dc.org/view/dataset/609496
Start Date: 2005-11-01Stop Date: 2007-01-31
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 12.7 MB
Distribution Format: MATLAB
Email: matsuoka at ess.washington.edu
Email: matsuoka at npolar.no
Postal Code: NO-9296
Province or State: Washington
Postal Code: 98195
University of Washington Geophysics Program Box 351650
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98195
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
CIRES, 449 UCB University of Colorado
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Conway, Smith, Vaswani, Matsuoka, Rignot and Claus. 2009. A Low-Frequency Ice-Penetrating Radar System Adapted for Use from an Airplane: Test Results from Bering and Malaspina Glaciers, Alaska, USA. Annals of Glaciology, v.50, p. 93. Fujita, S., H. Maeno and K. Matsuoka. 2006. Radio Wave Depolarization and Scattering within Ice Sheets: A Matrix-Based Model to Link Radar and Ice Core Measurements ... and its Application. Journal of Glaciology, v.52, p. 407. Matsuoka, Wilen, Shawn, and Raymond. 2009. Effects of Birefringence within Ice Sheets on Obliquely Propagating Radio Waves. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, v.47, p. 1429.
Matsuoka, K., D. Power, S. Fujita and C.Raymond. 2011. Polarimetric signatures of englacial radar returned power near the Ross and Amundsen Sea Ice-Flow Divide (WAIS Divide), West Antarctica. In preparation.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-08-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05