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Giant Icebergs of the Ross Sea, in situ Drift and Weather Measurements, Antarctica
Entry ID: NSIDC-0350

Abstract: During 2001-2006, 6 giant icebergs (B15A, B15J, B15K, C16 and C25) adrift in the southwestern Ross Sea, Antarctica, were instrumented with global positioning system (GPS) receivers, magnetic compasses and automatic weather stations (AWS), to monitor their behavior in the near-coastal environment and to record their exit into the Southern Ocean. The GPS and AWS data were collected on a 20-minute ... View entire text
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  N: -60.0   S: -78.0   E: 110.0   W: -178.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: MacAyeal, D. R., E. Okal, R. Aster, and J. Bassis.
Dataset Title: Giant Icebergs of the Ross Sea, in situ Drift and Weather Measurements, Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0350
Dataset Release Date: 2008-10-20
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: 2001-01-25
Stop Date: 2008-06-30
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 250 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
MacAyeal, D. R., M. H. Okal, J. E. Thom, K. M. Brunt, Y.-J. Kim and A. K. Bliss, 2008. Tabular iceberg collisions within the coastal regime. J. Glaciol., Vol. 54, No. 185, p. 371-386.

MacAyeal, D. R., E. A. Okal, R. C. Aster and J. N. Bassis, 2008. Seismic and hydroacoustic tremor generated by colliding icebergs. J. Geophys. Res., Vol 13, doi: 10.1029/2008JF001005.

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DIF Creation Date: 2008-10-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23