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Grounding Line Strain Grid Surveys, Kamb Ice Stream, Antarctica
Entry ID: NSIDC-0494

Abstract: This data set provides the results from a strain grid survey deployed across the Kamb Ice Stream grounding line on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. The grid was deployed in 2006 and resurveyed in 2007 using a Global Positioning System (GPS). Parameters measured include latitude, longitude, and height of each survey mark in the strain grid, as well as northing, easting, elevations, and displacement of each point during the year between surveys.

Data are available via FTP in Microsoft Excel (.xls) format.
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Description: FTP
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -82.78   S: -82.86   E: 155.51   W: 154.71

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Hulbe, C.
Dataset Title: Grounding Line Strain Grid Surveys, Kamb Ice Stream, Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0494
Dataset Release Date: 2011-07-01
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: 2006-11-27
Stop Date: 2007-11-30
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1 km
Longitude Resolution: 1 km
Temporal Resolution: 12 month
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 131 KB
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel
Hulbe, Cl. L. and I. M. Whillans. 1994. Evaluation of strain rates on Ice Stream B, Antarctica, using GPS phase measurements. Annals of Glaciology, 20. 254-262.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-07-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23