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Collaborative Research: Norwegian-United States IPY Scientific Traverse: Climate Variability and Glaciology in East Antarctica
Entry ID: liston_0537532

Abstract: This award supports a project of scientific investigations along two overland traverses in East Antarctica: one going from the Norwegian Troll Station (72deg. S, 2deg. E) to the United States South Pole Station (90deg. S, 0deg. E) in 2007-2008; and a return traverse starting at South Pole Station and ending at Troll Station by a different route in 2008-2009. This dataset includes surface roughness measurements made along the traverse route.

Purpose: The project will investigate climate change in East Antarctica, with the goals of understanding climate variability in Dronning Maud Land of East Antarctica on time scales of years to centuries and determining the surface and net mass balance of the ice sheet in this sector to understand its impact on sea level. The project will also investigate the impact of atmospheric and oceanic variability and human activities on the chemical composition of firn and ice in the region, and will revisit areas and sites first explored by traverses in the 1960's, for detection of possible changes and to establish benchmark datasets for future research efforts.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -72.0   S: -87.0   E: 60.0   W: 0.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-12-01
Stop Date: 2008-02-01
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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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Phone: +1 (970) 491-8220
Email: glen.liston at
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Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA)
Colorado State University
City: Fort Collins
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80523-1375
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-03-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23