Borehole Optical Stratigraphy Modeling, AntarcticaEntry ID: NSIDC-0468
Abstract: This data set consists of scripts and code designed for modeling the properties of boreholes in polar ice sheets, under a range of variations in the borehole geometry, firn layering, and camera pointing and position. The data set contains two folders. One includes two perl scripts and a piece of C code, along with directions for setting up and running a Monte Carlo model of photons traveling to ... and from a borehole in the firn. The second includes scripts for generating ray-tracing input files to be used with the POV-Ray package (a standard, free raytracing package) to generate simulated borehole video frames based on the results of the Monte Carlo model. The project was conducted between February 2005 and April 2010.
The codes to run the models are available via FTP, in Perlscript (.pl) and C code.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Smith, B., R. L. Hawley, T. J. Fudge, and E. D. Waddington.
Dataset Title: Borehole Optical Stratigraphy Modeling, Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0468
Dataset Release Date: 2010-06-15
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Dataset DOI: doi:10.7265/N5H70CR5Online Resource: http://www.usap-dc.org/view/dataset/609468
Start Date: 2005-02-01Stop Date: 2010-04-01
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 4 - 164 KB
Fudge, T. J. and B. Smith. 2010. Light Propagation in Firn: Application to Borehole Video.Journal of Glaciology. Vol. 56, No. 198, pp. 614-624.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-06-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23