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Ross Sea Icebergs (B15A, C16, B15J, B15K, C25 and Nascent): Drift, weather and seismic data.
Entry ID: macayeal_0229546

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Abstract: During 2001-2006, 6 giant icebergs (B15A, B15J, B15K, C16 and C25) adrift in the southwestern Ross Sea, Antarctica, were instrumented with global positioning system (GPS) receivers, magnetic compasses, automatic weather stations (AWS), firn temperature profile sensors, seismometers, and automated cameras to monitor their behavior in the near-coastal environment and to record their exit into the ... View entire text
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Description:  February 8, 2007 NOAA-15 image showing B-15J. The new iceberg can be seen. Image shows AWS temperature in degrees Celsius.

Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -78.0   S: -78.0   E: -178.0   W: -178.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Douglas R. MacAyeal
Dataset Title: Iceberg Data
Dataset Series Name: Series A
Dataset Release Date: August 15, 2008
Dataset Release Place: Chicago, IL
Dataset Publisher: University of Chicago
Version: 1.0
Data Presentation Form: asci text files and Matlab files
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-01-25
Stop Date: 2008-06-30
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 10 m
Longitude Resolution: 10 m
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 30 meters
Vertical Resolution: 0.1 m
Vertical Resolution Range: < 1 meter
Temporal Resolution: 1/100 sec
Temporal Resolution Range: < 1 second
Quality Refer to notes provided on the NSIDC website where data is archived.
Access Constraints None.
Use Constraints No constraints.
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Data Center
National Snow and Ice 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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Distribution Media: DVD
Distribution Size: 9 Gbytes
Distribution Format: asci text files, Matlab files
Fees: none
Phone: 773-702-8027
Fax: 773-702-9505
Email: drm7 at
Contact Address:
Department of Geophysical Sciences
University of Chicago
5734 S. Ellis Ave
City: Chicago
Province or State: IL
Postal Code: 60637
Country: USA
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Brunt, K. M., 2008. Tidal Motion of the Ross Ice Shelf and its Interaction with the Siple Coast Ice Streams, Antarctica. (PhD dissertation, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA, 202 pages).

MacAyeal, D. R., E. A. Okal, R. C. Aster and J. N. Bassis, in review. Seismic Observations of Glaciogenic Ocean Waves (Micro-Tsunamis) on Icebergs and Ice Shelves. Journal of Glaciology.

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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-08-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24
Future DIF Review Date: 2009-01-01