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Antarctica - Wilkes Land ice velocity from over_snow traverse Doppler Satellite Position data
Entry ID: AAD_Ant_WLD_ice_vel

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Abstract: Measurements of ice velocity on the surface of the ice sheet in Wilkes Land East Antarctica were made along the routes of oversnow traverses operating out of Casey (66.6 S 110 E). In general, measurements were made at a nominal spacing of 50 km. Additional measurements were made at closer spacing in some areas in order to resolve finer scale variation in the flow pattern. Three main routes were ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -68.0   S: -74.5   E: 131.0   W: 94.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Young, N.W.
Dataset Title: Antarctica - Wilkes Land ice velocity from over_snow traverse Doppler Satellite Position data
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2005-05-31
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1978-01-01
Stop Date: 1986-12-31
Quality All velocity data were derived from positions determined using Doppler Satellite Positioning techniques with data collected from the (US) 'NAVSAT' systems using 'JMR' receivers, with the doppler data processed in combination with Precise Ephemeris data supplied by the (US) 'DMAHTC' and the 'DOPPLR' software packages. Processing of the data were carried out by the Australian 'Division of National ... View entire text
Access Constraints Data available on request to AADC / Neal Young. The data are available for download from the provided URL.
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 1 KB
Distribution Format: csv
Fees: free

Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 120 KB
Distribution Format: pdf
Fees: free
Phone: +61 3 6226 2955
Email: Neal.Young at
Contact Address:
Private Bag 80
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
Young, N.W. (1979), Application of doppler satellite observations to the study of ice-flow in East Antarctica-Problems peculiar to doppler surveys in high latitudes., Proceedings of 2nd International Geodetic Symposium on Satellite Doppler Positioning, 1 (of 2 volumes), 373, 391, University of Texas, DMA and ARL

Young, N.W., Goodwin, I.D., Hazelton, N.W.J. and Thwaites, R.J. (1989), Measured velocities and ice flow in Wilkes Land, Antarctica, Annals of Glaciology, 12, 192-197
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-05-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05