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Coastal and Terminus History of the Eastern Amundsen Sea Embayment, West Antarctica, 1972 - 2011
Entry ID: NSIDC-0522_1


Summary
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.

Data are available via FTP in ESRI shapefile and comma separated value (.csv) formats.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: -74.0 S: -76.0  E: -100.0  W: -110.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset 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: 2012-05-30T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Online Resource: http://www.usap-dc.org/view/dataset/609522


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1947-01-01
Stop Date: 1966-12-31

Start Date: 1972-12-01
Stop Date: 2011-11-30

Start Date: 1992-01-01
Stop Date: 1998-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER TOPOGRAPHY/ICE SHEET TOPOGRAPHY    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIERS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIERS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >COASTAL LANDFORMS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >COASTAL LANDFORMS    [Definition]


Platform
ERS-1 >European Remote Sensing Satellite-1    [Information]
LANDSAT    [Information]
LANDSAT-5    [Information]


Instrument
Cameras    [Information]
SAR >Synthetic Aperture Radar    [Information]
TM >Thematic Mapper    [Information]


Keywords
Coastal
LANDSAT
Terminus


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
NSIDC Antarctic Glaciological Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/agdc/

Data Center Personnel
Name: AGDC USER SERVICES
Phone: 1-303-492-6199
Fax: 1-303-492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 9.0 KB
Distribution_Format: MATLAB

Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 16.0 KB
Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 23.0 MB
Distribution_Format: ESRI Shapefile


Personnel
JOSEPH A. MACGREGOR
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
10100 Burnet Rod., Bldg. 196
City: Austin
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 78758


GINNY CATANIA
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
J.J. Pickle Research Campus, Bldg. 196
10100 Burnet Road (R2200)
City: Austin
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 78758
Country: USA


MICHAEL MARKOWSKI
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
J.J. Pickle Research Campus, Bldg. 196
10100 Burnet Rd. (R2200)
City: Austin
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 78758-4445
Country: USA


ALAN G. ANDREWS
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
J.J. Pickle Research Campus, Bldg. 196
10100 Burnet Rd. (R2200)
City: Austin
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 78758-4445
Country: USA


NSIDC USER SERVICES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1-303-492-6199
Fax: 1-303-492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-05-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-01



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