Climate, Drift, and Image Data from Antarctic Icebergs A22A and UK211, 2006-2007Entry ID: NSIDC-0466
Abstract: This data set includes a variety of station data from two Antarctic icebergs. In 2006, researchers installed specialized weather stations called Automated Meteorological Ice Geophysical Observing Stations (AMIGOS) on two icebergs, A22A and UK211 (nicknamed Amigosberg), near Marambio Station in Antarctica.The AMIGOS stations were outfitted with Global Positioning System (GPS) sensors, cameras, and ... an electronic thermometer. They collected data from their installation in March 2006 until the icebergs crumbled into the ocean, in 2006 (Amigosberg) and 2007 (A22A). Available data include GPS, temperature and ablation measurements, and photographs of the station base and of flag lines extending out to the edges of the icebergs. Snow pit data from iceberg A22A is also included.
This data set was collected as part of a National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs Special Grant for Exploratory Research, to explore the possibility of using drfting icebergs to investigate ice shelf evolution caused by climate change. The expedition, nicknamed IceTrek, was conducted jointly with Argentine scientists. The data are available via FTP in ASCII text (.txt) and Joint Photographic Experts Group (.jpg) formats.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Scambos, T., R. Bauer, R. Ross, J. Bohlander, J. Thom, and Y. Yermolin.
Dataset Title: Climate, Drift, and Image Data from Antarctic Icebergs A22A and UK211, 2006-2007
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0466
Dataset Release Date: 2011-01-31
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Dataset DOI: doi:10.7265/N5N014GWOnline Resource: http://www.usap-dc.org/view/dataset/609466
Start Date: 2006-03-19Stop Date: 2007-01-15
Start Date: 2006-03-05Stop Date: 2006-11-02
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 622 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 7 MB
Distribution Format: JPEG
Scambos, T., R. Ross, R. Bauer, Y. Yermolin, P. Skvarca, D. Long, J. Bohlander, T. Haran. 2008. Calving and Ice Shelf Break-Up Processes Investigated by Proxy: Antarctic Tabular Iceberg Evolution during Northward Drift. Journal of Glaciology, 54 (187) 579-591.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-01-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23