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The GLACIOCLIM Surface Antarctic Mass BAlance (SAMBA) project - Mass balance and meteorological data in Adelie Land and at Dome C
Entry ID: 411_0_IPEV_FR

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Abstract: This is the Antarctic component of the GLACIOCLIM observatory managed at the LGGE (Laboratoire de Glaciologie et de Géophysique de l'Environnement), to detect, monitor and understand climate and mass balance variability and change in the glacial environment. GLACIOCLIM is recognized and supported by the French Polar Institute (IPEV), the Institut National des Sciences de l'Univers (INSU), the CNRS ... View entire text
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Description: Get Mass Balance and Meteorological data at Cap Prud'Homme Station and along the 150km stake line

Description: Get Mass Balance data at Dome C
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Caption:  GLACIOCLIM SAMBA project description and basic information
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.7   S: -75.33   E: 139.9   W: 123.4
Min Altitude: 10M ASL Max Altitude: 3230M ASL

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Vincent Favier
Dataset Title: GLACIOCLIM Surface Antarctic Mass BAlance
Dataset Release Date: 2004-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Adelie Land and Dome C
Dataset Publisher: Vincent Favier
Version: 1.0
Data Presentation Form: Online Files
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-01-01
Stop Date: 2011-02-12
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 66.7°S
Longitude Resolution: 139.9°E
Horizontal Resolution Range: 500 meters - < 1 km
Temporal Resolution: Annual
Temporal Resolution Range: Annual
Quality Data processing and distribution of data are performed in order to allow a direct use for research. However, data are not fully processed to avoid insertion of subjective data corrections. A second quality control of data may be important in order to remove doubtful data when particular conditions where observed in the field. field reports are available at
Access Constraints Data access is free and data are fully available. However, please contact Glacioclim staff to inquire for latest information, status, availability and recommandations. Also please keep Glacioclim Staff informed of your uses of the GLACIOCLIM-SAMBA data. This is important for the long-term survival of the observatory.
Use Constraints 1. Data may not be used for commercial applications.
2. Please cite data provider(s).
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Geophysique de lEnvironnement, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +33 4 76 82 42 00
Fax: +33 4 76 82 42 01
Email: ontact at
Contact Address:
54, rue Molière
City: BP 96
Province or State: Saint-Martin d?Hères cedex
Postal Code: F-38402
Country: France
Distribution Media: ELECTRONIC MEDIA > Online Internet (HTTP)
Distribution Size: 10Mo
Distribution Format: EXCEL > Microsoft Excel
Fees: Free
Phone: 33 (0)4 76 82 42 15
Fax: 33 (0)4 76 82 41 01
Email: genthon at
Contact Address:
54 Rue Molière, BP96
City: Saint Martin d'Hères
Postal Code: 38402
Country: France
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Genthon C., P. Lardeux, et G. Krinner (2007) The surface accumulation and ablation of a blue ice area near Cap Prudhomme, Adélie Land, Antarctica, journal of glaciology, 53(183), 635-645.

Krinner, G.; Magand, O.; Simmonds, I.; Genthon, C.; Dufresne, J. (2007) Simulated Antarctic precipitation and surface mass balance at the end of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, climate dynamics, 28(2), ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-07-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-12-06
Future DIF Review Date: 2012-05-01