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Ice Velocity Data from Ice Stream C, West Antarctica
Entry ID: NSIDC-0106

Abstract: Ice velocity data from ice stream C, including the body of the ice stream and its area of onset, are available. The investigator calculated velocities from precise ice displacement measurements made with a geodetic-quality Global Positioning System (GPS). These ice displacement measurements accompanied seismic experiments aimed at understanding controls on the flow of ice streams in west Antarctica. An understanding of ice stream flow is essential to predicting the response of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to future climate change.

Data are available in ASCII format via ftp.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -82.28   S: -82.36   E: -120.02   W: -121.64
  N: -81.8   S: -82.81   E: -124.99   W: -152.6

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Anandakrishnan, S.
Dataset Title: Ice Velocity Data from Ice Stream C, West Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0106
Dataset Release Date: 2001-12-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-11-01
Stop Date: 1996-01-31
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Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 15 KB
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel
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Anandakrishnan, S. and R. B. Alley. 1997. Stagnation of ice stream C, West Antarctica by water piracy. Geophys. Res. Lett. 24: 265-268.

Anandakrishnan, S., D. D. Blankenship, R. B. Alley, and P. A. Stoffa. 1998. Influence of subglacial geology on the position of a West Antarctic ice stream from seismic observations. Nature 394: 62-65.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-12-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23