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Land and sea ice sructure west and south of Ross Island measured by ground penetrating radar, UAV, and helicopter EM bird - K053_2009_2012_NZ_1
Entry ID: K053_2009_2012_NZ_1

Abstract: This data set decribes surface and volume properties of snow and ice to validate radar satellite measurements. Ground penetrating radar (GPR) at 500 and 1000GHz provides information on snow layers and thickness near the surface at two sites on the McMurdo Ice Shelf, one site at Ross Island, and on the landfast and new sea ice in McMurdo Sound. A 50MHz antenna is used to measure total ice thickness ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -76.96   S: -78.07   E: 167.28   W: 163.18
Min Altitude: 20 Max Altitude: 360
  N: -77.57   S: -77.87   E: 166.8   W: 164.8
Min Altitude: 0 Max Altitude: 0
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 0
  N: -77.03   S: -78.04   E: 167.48   W: 163.64
Min Altitude: 0 Max Altitude: 0
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 0
  N: -77.67   S: -77.87   E: 166.5   W: 165.33
Min Altitude: 0 Max Altitude: 0
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2009-10-31
Stop Date: 2009-11-26

Start Date: 2011-11-20
Stop Date: 2011-12-05
Quality The data is all held by the investigator at Gateway Antarctica, University of Canterbury,University of Otago, University of AlbertaCentral Data Archive University of Canterbury. Please contact to get more information.
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
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Gateway Antarctica
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23