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Synthesis of Thwaites Glacier Dynamics: Diagnostic and Prognostic Sensitivity Studies of a West Antarctic Outlet System - parizek_0758274
Entry ID: parizek_0758274

Abstract: This data set consists of experimental output from a higher-order finite-element model that was utilized in conjunction with existing data sets to isolate essential physical processes affecting Thwaites Glacier (TG) in the Amundsen Sea Embayment (ASE) of West Antarctica.

Data are provided in Network Common Data Form (NetCDF) format following the Sea-level Response to Ice Sheet Evolution (SeaRISE) naming conventions outlined at and are available via FTP.

Purpose: A higher-order finite-element model is utilized to explore the effects of ice-ocean interactions, ice-shelf buttressing, basal properties (stress distribution, topography, sliding, rheology, and grounding-zone processes), surface mass balance, and inland dynamic perturbations on the present and future dynamics of TG. This particular model is ideally suited for the broad nature of this ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -74.05   S: -76.65   E: -105.28   W: -110.06
Min Altitude: 0 M Max Altitude: 1182.8 M
Min Depth: -414.2306 M Max Depth: -1356.7 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Byron Parizek
Dataset Title: Synthesis of Thwaites Glacier Dynamics: Diagnostic and Prognostic Sensitivity Studies of a West Antarctic Outlet System
Dataset Release Date: 2014
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1973-01-01
Stop Date: 2500-12-31
Data Resolution
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Vertical Resolution: variable: meters to hundreds of meters
Temporal Resolution: variable: weekly to decadal
LABORATORY Ancillary Description
Data Center
NSIDC Antarctic Glaciological 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 Media: online
Distribution Size: The volume of the entire data set is approximately 62 MB.
Distribution Format: Data are in NetCDF (Network Common Data Form).
Phone: 1-814-865-9319
Email: parizek at
Contact Address:
Penn State DuBois
Mathematics and Geosciences
181 Smeal Building, College Place
City: DuBois
Province or State: PA
Postal Code: 15801
Country: USA
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Ackert, RP; Mukhopadhyay, S; Parizek, BR; Borns, HW, "Ice elevation near the West Antarctic Ice Sheet divide during the Last Glaciation", GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, p. , vol. 34, 10.1029/2007GL03141, 2007.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-05-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24