Search Help
Depths to Ice-cemented Soils in High-elevation Quartermain Mountains, Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Entry ID: NSIDC-0529

Abstract: This data set is comprised of four surveyed valleys focusing on the depth to ground ice in the high-elevation Quartermain Mountains in the Beacon Valley area: University Valley, Farnell Valley, and two unnamed valleys north of University Valley, which we will call Valley North and Valley 2 North. To date it is only in the high-elevation Dry Valleys that the climatic conditions are dry and cold ... View entire text
Related URL
Description: Documentation

Description: FTP
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.83   S: -77.9   E: 160.82   W: 160.67

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: McKay, C. P. and M. M. Marinova.
Dataset Title: Depths to Ice-cemented Soils in High-elevation Quartermain Mountains, Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0529
Dataset Release Date: 2013-03-18
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2009-09-30
Stop Date: 2010-12-15
Location Keywords
CORING DEVICES Ancillary Description
Quality The precision of measurement for all methods is a couple of centimeters due to the need to drill into the ice and the difficulty of defining the reference surface plane in environments with significant surface roughness. The measured depth to ice-cemented ground is generally insensitive to the time of year during which the measurement is taken since modeled ice evaporation rates, for example ... View entire text
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 19 KB
Distribution Format: Comma-Separated Values (.csv)
Bockheim J. G. 2007. Soil Processes and Development Rates in the Quartermain Mountains, Upper Taylor Glacier Region. Antarctica. Geografiska Annaler, 89A, 153-165.

Dickinson W. W. and K. Hopkins. 2005. Preliminary Report on Soil and Permafrost Sampling: Beacon, Arena, and Pearse Valleys, Dry Valleys, Antarctica, Nov.-Dec. 2001. Victoria University of Wellington, Antarctic Data Series, No. 30, 41 ... View entire text
Extended Metadata Properties
(Click to view more)

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-03-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23