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Compilation of Antarctic Radar Data, Siple Coast, 2000-2002
Entry ID: NSIDC-0274

Abstract: These data consist of ground-based, ice-penetrating radar profiles across satellite-detected lineations and terrains that were taken in the lower reaches of Ross Ice Stream C, also known as the Kamb Ice Stream (KIS); on Roosevelt Island; on the Siple Dome; and on the Shabtaie Ice Ridge.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -81.0   S: -84.0   E: -134.0   W: -158.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Raymond, C., H. Conway, and G. Catania.
Dataset Title: Compilation of Antarctic Radar Data, Siple Coast, 2000-2002
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0274
Dataset Release Date: 2005-12-15
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: 2002-01-03
Stop Date: 2002-01-28

Start Date: 2000-11-11
Stop Date: 2000-12-07
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Quality Error in the measurements arises from three main sources:

* the migration technique (See Processing Steps (
* uncertainty picking the location of the bed reflection
* uncertainty in the radio wave velocity within the glacier.

For these measurements the investigators estimate the uncertainty in ice thickness to be approximately 5 m.
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 16 - 1638.4 KB
Distribution Format: Binary

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 226 - 397 KB
Distribution Format: JPEG
Anandakrishnan, S., R. B. Alley, R. W. Jacobel, and H. Conway. 2000. The flow regime of Ice Stream C and hypotheses concerning its recent stagnation. Antarctic Research Series 77, 283-296.

Catania, G., H. Conway, C. Raymond, and T. Scambos. 2004. Surface morphology and internal layer stratigraphy in the downstream end of Kamb Ice Stream, West Antarctica. Journal of Glaciology. In press.

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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-12-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23