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The depth, motion and mass balance of the McMurdo Ice Shelf, Antarctica
Entry ID: K053_2003_2005_NZ_1

Abstract: An examination of the McMurdo Ice Shelf processes was carried out over two field seasons, 2003-2005. Measurements of surface ice motion and mass balance were made by placing stakes across the McMurdo Ice Shelf (from the accumulation area in Windless Bight to the Koettlitz Glacier in the ablation area) and measuring the movement of the ice by GPS (at a total of 52 stakes in the 03/04 seasons and 59 ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.72   S: -78.28   E: 168.27   W: 164.22
Min Depth: 20 Max Depth: 335

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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-11-07
Stop Date: 2004-01-23

Start Date: 2004-11-03
Stop Date: 2005-02-03
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-02-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-04