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Thwaites International Polar Year (IPY) Geophysics, Antarctica
Entry ID: Anandakrishnan_0632198

Abstract: A project to study ice sheet history and dynamics on the Thwaites Glacier and Pine Island Glacier in the Amundsen Sea sector of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

Purpose: This project is one of a number of projects to characterize the Amundsen Sea Embayment, which has been identified in numerous planning documents as perhaps the most important target for ice-dynamical research. Taken together, this "pulse of activity" will result in a better understanding of this important part of the global system. Field work will measure the subglacial environment of Thwaites and ... View entire text
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Description: Sridhar Anandakrishnan
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1990

Penn State Ice and Climate Exploration
EMS Earth and Environmental Systems Institute
Professor of Geosciences
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -74.0   S: -74.0   E: 110.0   W: 110.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-11-01
Stop Date: 2010-01-30
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Data Center
NSIDC Antarctic Glaciological Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Email: sxa17 at
Email: sak at
Contact Address:
Pennsylvania State University
Dept of Geosciences
442 Deike Bldg
City: University Park
Province or State: PA
Postal Code: 16802
Country: US
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HJ Horgan, R Walker, S Anandakrishnan, RB Alley. "Surface Elevation Changes at the Front of the Ross Ice Shelf; Implications for Basal Melting," J. Geophys. Res, v.116, 2011, p. c02005.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-08-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24