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The glaciers, an observatory of climate, exploratory step for Kerguelen component - GLACIOCLIM-KESAACO (KErguelen Surface Ablation, Accumulation and Climate Observation)
Entry ID: 1048_0_IPEV_FR

Abstract: This proposal is the exploratory step for Kerguelen component of the GLACIOCLIM Observatory. GLACIOCLIM is a French observatory to globally detect, monitor and understand climate and mass balance variability in the glacial environment. In the Kerguelen archipelago (49�S, 69�E, with an ice covered area of 552km� in 2001), there have been few short term glaciological studies on Ampere Glacier (main ... View entire text
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Caption:  Background information for GLACIOCLIM-KESAACO project
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -49.33   S: -49.42   E: 69.18   W: 69.17
Min Altitude: 200 Max Altitude: 700

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Vincent Favier
Dataset Title: GLACIOCLIM-KESAACO (KErguelen Surface Ablation, Accumulation and Climate Observation)
Dataset Release Date: 2010-12-19
Dataset Release Place: Kerguelen Archipelago - Ampere Glacier
Dataset Publisher: Favier Vincent
Version: 1.0
Data Presentation Form: Online Files
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2010-12-19
Stop Date: 2011-01-08
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: -49�22'
Longitude Resolution: 69�10'
Horizontal Resolution Range: 500 meters - < 1 km
Vertical Resolution Range: 30 meters - < 100 meters
Temporal Resolution Range: Annual
ISO Topic Category
Quality In August 2011, field work is still in progress and data are under treatment for quality control.
Access Constraints Data access is free and rough data are fully available. However, please contact Glacioclim Staff to inquire for latest information, status, availability and recommendations. Also please keep Glacioclim staff informed of your uses of the GLACIOCLIM-KESAACO data. This is important for the long-term survival of the field program.
Use Constraints 1. Data may not be used for commercial applications.
2. please cite data provider(s).
Data Set Progress
Data Center
National Geographic Society Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: KErguelen Surface Ablation, Accumulation and Climate Observation
Distribution Media: ELECTRONIC MEDIA > Online Internet (HTTP)
Distribution Size: 10Mo
Distribution Format: EXCEL > Microsoft Excel
Fees: Free
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-08-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-10-18
Future DIF Review Date: 2012-08-31

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