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Continuous GPS (static) data from Ross Ice Shelf near its iceberg calving front
Entry ID: macayeal_cont_GPS_Ross_Ice_Shelf_0229546

Abstract: In November, 2005, three geodetic GPS receivers were deployed on the Ross Ice Shelf near its ice front to observe short-term fluctuations in ice-shelf velocity (associated with tidal forcing and other phenomena). Two stations were deployed on either side of a large rift that is expected to eventually create the next iceberg to calve from the Ross Ice Shelf (called "Nascent Iceberg"). One station ... View entire text
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: Giant Icebergs of the Ross Sea, in situ drift and weather measurements
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-10-29
Stop Date: 2005-11-21
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: .05 m
Longitude Resolution: .05 m
Horizontal Resolution Range: < 1 meter
Vertical Resolution: .1 m
Vertical Resolution Range: < 1 meter
Temporal Resolution: 15-sec sample rate, standard geodetic GPS resolution
Temporal Resolution Range: 1 second - < 1 minute
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints Data is free for anyone to use. No constraints.
Use Constraints Data is free for anyone to use. No constraints.
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
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 Size: 80 Mbytes
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).
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-09-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23