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IPY Research: Investigating the Cryospheric Evolution of the Central Antarctic Plate (ICECAP)
Entry ID: blankenship_0733025

Abstract: This is the master metadata record for the ICECAP project, a four-year International Polar Year campaign to map the morphology, geology and glaciology of the major marine subglacial basins of East Antarctica. Data includes surface elevation, ice thicknesses, bed elevation, gravity disturbance and magnetic anomalies. These data are being released through NASA's IceBridge program, in standard IceBridge formats.

Purpose: East Antarctica is the largest reservoir of ice in Cenozoic Earth, and has played a critical role in climate history. ICECAP (International Collaborative Exploration of the Cryosphere through Airborne Profiling) is a major international project targeting the margins of the massive ice sheet, addressing three major problems: what are the boundary conditions controlling the architecture of the East ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -65.0   S: -82.0   E: 180.0   W: 95.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: ICECAP
Dataset Title: ICECAP aerogeophysical data
Dataset Release Place: NSDIC
Version: Not provided
Data Presentation Form: ASCII text
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-12-01
Stop Date: 2012-01-01
Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 303-492-2378
Fax: 303-492-2468
Email: bauer at
Contact Address:
University of Colorado
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309
Country: USA
Phone: (512) 471-0489
Fax: (512) 471-8844
Email: blank at
Contact Address:
J.J. Pickle Research Campus, Bldg. 196 | 10100 Burnet Rd.
City: Austin
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 78758
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-09-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-08-29