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Modeled radar attenuation-rate profile at the Vostok 5G ice-core site
Entry ID: Vostok_atten

Abstract: The modeled radar attenuation-rate profile presented here shows the predicted contributions from pure ice and impurities to radar attenuation at the Vostok 5G ice-core site, as well as the total attenuation rate and its formal uncertainty.

Purpose: Attenuation rates and their spatial variability are important constraints for radar studies of ice sheets. This modeled profile was developed and used by MacGregor et al. (2009), and may be of value for other radar studies in East Antarctica.
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Description: NSF Award #0538674 Abstract
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -78.47   S: -78.47   E: 73.17   W: 73.17
Min Altitude: 3478 M Max Altitude: -266 M
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Joseph A. MacGregor
Dataset Title: Millennially averaged accumulation rates for the Lake Vostok region
Data Resolution
Vertical Resolution: 10 m
Vertical Resolution Range: 10 meters - < 30 meters
ISO Topic Category
Quality Please refer to MacGregor et al. (2009) for details on the quality of this dataset and assumptions used to model the attenuation rates presented here.
Access Constraints N/A
Use Constraints Please refer to MacGregor et al. (2009) when using this dataset.
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Glaciology, Near-Surface Geophysics, Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington Supplemental Info
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Distribution Media: online
Distribution Format: ASCII text
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Email: matsuoka at
Email: matsuoka at
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University of Washington
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Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98105
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MacGregor, Joseph A., Kenichi Matsuoka, and Micheal Studinger (2009), Radar detection of accreted ice over Lake Vostok, Antarctica, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 282, 1-4, 222-233, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2009.03.018
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-07-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24