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Ice Velocity Data from Ice Stream C, West Antarctica
Entry ID: NSIDC-0106_1


Summary
Abstract: Ice velocity data from ice stream C, including the body of the ice stream and its area of onset, are available. The investigator calculated velocities from precise ice displacement measurements made with a geodetic-quality Global Positioning System (GPS). These ice displacement measurements accompanied seismic experiments aimed at understanding controls on the flow of ice streams in west Antarctica. An understanding of ice stream flow is essential to predicting the response of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to future climate change.

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Description: Ice Velocity Data from Ice Stream C, West Antarctica

Geographic Coverage
 N: -82.2764 S: -82.362  E: -120.018  W: -121.644
 N: -81.8039 S: -82.8113  E: -124.987  W: -152.598

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Anandakrishnan, S.
Dataset Title: Ice Velocity Data from Ice Stream C, West Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0106
Dataset Release Date: 2001-12-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Online Resource: http://www.usap-dc.org/view/dataset/609106


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-11-01
Stop Date: 1996-01-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA


Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER MOTION/ICE SHEET MOTION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICE SHEETS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER MOTION/ICE SHEET MOTION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICE SHEETS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE MOTION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE VELOCITY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE MOTION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE VELOCITY    [Definition]


Platform
GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
GPS >Global Positioning System    [Information]
GPS RECEIVERS    [Information]


Project
NSF/PLR >Division of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation    [Information]


Keywords
USAP-DC
Antarctica
Glaciology
Global Positioning Systems
GPS
ice sheets
Ice Stream C Velocities
ICE STREAMS
ice velocities
Velocity Measurements
WAIS
West Antarctic Ice Sheet


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
United States Antarctic Program Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.usap-dc.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: DATA MANAGER
Email: info at usap-dc.org
Contact Address:
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
61 Route 9W
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA


Personnel
SRIDHAR ANANDAKRISHNAN
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
442 Deike Building
City: University Park
Province or State: PA
Postal Code: 16802
Country: USA


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-12-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-09



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