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Polar Ice Sounding and Geomagnetics
Entry ID: G00790

Abstract: Data addresses ice thickness and related geomagnetics generated during remote sensing flights over Antarctica and Greenland. Analog records are oscilloscope traces and snapshots of Z-mode radar echo sounding data. Originally recorded on paper strip charts, these 16 mm microfilmed records include timing marks from the Airborne Research Data System (ARDS) clock and ice sounding identification ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 85.0   S: 60.0   E: -18.0   W: -72.0
  N: -60.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Danish Technical University.
Dataset Title: Polar Ice Sounding and Geomagnetics
Dataset Series Name: G00790
Dataset Release Date: 2004-03-17
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1977-11-01
Stop Date: 1979-02-01
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Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at the 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
Distribution Media: Microfilm

Distribution Media: Paper
Drewry, D.J., ed., Antarctica: Glaciological and Geophysical Folio, Cambridge, UK, Scott Polar Research Institute, 1983. Gudmandsen, P., Studies of ice by means of radio echo sounding, Technical University of Denmark, Electromagnetics Institute, Report 162, 22 p., 1976. Schoenhals, S. and R. Hutchins, Airborne Research Data System operations manual, Applied Physics Laboratory, The Johns Hopkins University, 1979. Scott Polar Research Institute, NSF-SPRI-TUD Radio Echo Sounding Programme 1977-78, Guide to Film Interpretation, Cambridge, UK, Scott Polar Research Institute, 7p., (unpublished)
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-03-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-05-01