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Ross Ice Shelf Firn Temperature, Antarctica
Entry ID: NSIDC-0354

Abstract: Since November of 2006, 12 thermistors were planted in the upper 16 meters of the firn on the Ross Ice Shelf near its calving front. 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 the ice shelf evolves. Data are available in comma-delimited ASCII format. Data are available via FTP.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -78.0   S: -78.0   E: -178.0   W: -178.0
Max Depth: 16 METERS

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: MacAyeal, D. R., O. Sergienko, T. Scambos, and A. Muto.
Dataset Title: Ross Ice Shelf Firn Temperature, Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0354
Dataset Release Date: 2008-12-15
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: 2006-11-04
Stop Date: 2008-06-30
Data Resolution
Vertical Resolution: 16 meters
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 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., Vol. 49.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-12-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24