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Surface Elevation and Ice Thickness, Western Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica
Entry ID: NSIDC-0119_1

Abstract: This data set provides surface elevation and ice thickness data for a portion of the Marie Byrd Land sector of West Antarctica, including the Ford Ranges, the Sulzberger Ice Shelf, much of the Edward VII Peninsula, and the Shirase Coast region of the eastern Ross Ice Shelf. The investigators used radar sounding and laser altimetry from a Twin Otter aircraft flying at varying altitudes, at least 300 m above the surface, at an air speed of about 130 knots. Surveys were accomplished with 64 flights in December 1998 and January 1999. This research was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) contract NSF OPP 9615281.
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -71.0   S: -80.0   E: -136.0   W: -157.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Luyendyk, B. P. and D. S. Wilson.
Dataset Title: Surface Elevation and Ice Thickness, Western Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0119
Dataset Release Date: 2003-12-10T00:00:00.000Z
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: 1998-12-01
Stop Date: 1999-01-31
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-12-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-09