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Coastal and Terminus History of the Eastern Amundsen Sea Embayment, West Antarctica, 1972 - 2011
Entry ID: NSIDC-0522

Abstract: This data set provides a coastline history of the eastern Amundsen Sea Embayment and terminus histories of its outlet glaciers derived from those coastlines. These outlet glaciers include Smith, Haynes, Thwaites, and Pine Island Glaciers. The coastlines were derived from detailed tracing of Landsat imagery between late 1972 and late 2011 (at a scale of 1:50,000). The data set also uses some additional data from other sources. The terminus histories are calculated as the intersections between these coastlines and 1996 flowlines.

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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -74.0   S: -76.0   E: -100.0   W: -110.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: MacGregor, J. A., G. Catania, M. Markowski, and A. G. Andrews.
Dataset Title: Coastal and Terminus History of the Eastern Amundsen Sea Embayment, West Antarctica, 1972 - 2011
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0522
Dataset Release Date: 2012-05-30
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: 1947-01-01
Stop Date: 1966-12-31
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 9 KB
Distribution Format: MATLAB
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MacGregor, J.A., G.A. Catania, M.S. Markowski and A.G. Andrews. 2012. Widespread Rifting and Retreat of Ice Shelf Margins in the Eastern Amundsen Sea Embayment Between 1972 and 2011, Journal of Glaciology, 58(209), 458-466, doi:10.3189/2012JoG11J262.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-05-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23