Videos of Basal Ice in Boreholes on the Kamb Ice Stream in West AntarcticaEntry ID: NSIDC-0528
Abstract: This data set is a collection of video data of basal ice taken in a borehole on the Kamb Ice Stream in West Antarctica. Ice streams are an expression of the inherent instability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, and their behavior is a key control on the overall ice-sheet mass balance. Understanding the response of the ice sheet in a warming climate requires a thorough understanding of the internal ... dynamics of ice streams, in addition to the relevant ice-atmosphere and ice-ocean interactions in the region. The basal environment of the ice streams and of many glaciers is a key scientific interest, including conditions, mainly basal sliding, that lead to fast flow of the ice. The purpose of this data set is to present a review of the full range of original video recordings from the basal ice of the Kamb Ice Stream. Direct observations at the ice-stream bed are a crucial complement to modeling efforts predicting future scenarios in a warming climate.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Engelhardt, H. and B. Kamb.
Dataset Title: Videos of Basal Ice in Boreholes on the Kamb Ice Stream in West Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0528
Dataset Release Date: 2013-02-14
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Dataset DOI: doi:10.7265/N5028PFHOnline Resource: http://www.usap-dc.org/view/dataset/609528
Start Date: 2001-01-14Stop Date: 2001-01-14
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 5.2 GB
Distribution Format: Audio Video Interleave (.avi)
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Engelhardt, Hermann and Barclay Kamb 1997. Basal Hydraulic System of a West-Antarctic Ice Stream: Constraints from Borehole Observations. Journal of Glaciology 43(144): 207-230.
Engelhardt, Hermann and Barclay Kamb. 2013. Kamb Ice Stream Flow History and Surge Potential. Annals of Glaciology Vol. 65.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24