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Iceberg Firn Temperatures, Antarctica
Entry ID: NSIDC-0352

Abstract: Since November of 2005, 12 thermistors were planted in the upper 2.5 meters of the firn on iceberg C16, Antarctica. Temperature data are collected every 20 minutes and are transmitted via ARGOS satellite relay. Data are intended to provide a view of how firn temperatures change as an iceberg moves north into warmer climate.
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -78.0   S: -78.0   E: 168.0   W: 168.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: MacAyeal, D. R., O. Sergienko, and J. Thom.
Dataset Title: Iceberg Firn Temperatures, Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0352
Dataset Release Date: 2008-11-28
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-11-08
Stop Date: 2008-06-30
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Originating Center
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 2.2 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
Sergienko O.V, D.R. MacAyeal and J.E. Thom, 2008. Reconstruction of Snow/Firn Thermal Diffusivities from Observed Temperature Variation: Application to Iceberg C16, Ross Sea,Antarctica, 2004?07. Ann. Glaciol. 49, 91-95.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-11-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23