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Continuous GPS (static) Data from the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
Entry ID: NSIDC-0347


Summary
Abstract: In October 2005, three geodetic GPS receivers were deployed on the Ross Ice Shelf near the ice front to observe short-term fluctuations in ice-shelf velocity associated with tidal forcing and other phenomena. Two stations were placed on either side of a large rift that is expected to eventually create the next iceberg to calve from the Ross Ice Shelf (called "Nascent Iceberg"). One station was established at a location near station R13, occupied in 1979 during the RIGGS project (Thomas et al., 1984), to determine if the near-ice-front part of the Ross Ice Shelf has significantly changed its long-term flow since the late 1970s.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -78.0   S: -78.0   E: -178.0   W: -178.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: MacAyeal, D. R., K. Brunt, and M. King.
Dataset Title: Continuous GPS (static) Data from the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0347
Dataset Release Date: 2008-10-01
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/609347
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-10-29
Stop Date: 2005-11-21
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Distribution
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 80 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
Publications/References
Brunt, K. M., 2008. Tidal Motion of the Ross Ice Shelf and its Interaction with the Siple Coast Ice Streams, Antarctica. (PhD dissertation, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA, 202 pages).
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-10-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23


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