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McMurdo Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research (MCM LTER) Core Glacier Mass Balance Data, Antarctica
Entry ID: NSIDC-0421

Abstract: As part of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica, a systematic sampling program has been undertaken to monitor mass balance of the Taylor Valley glaciers. Data were collected from the Canada, Commonwealth, Howard, Hughes, Suess and Taylor glaciers, located in the Taylor Valley of Antarctica. Monitoring the changes in these measurements over time provides a record of mass balance, and aids in determining the role of glaciers in the polar hydrologic cycle.
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.3   S: -78.08   E: 163.03   W: 161.04

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Andrew Fountain
Dataset Title: McMurdo Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research (MCM LTER) Core Glacier Mass Balance Data, Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0421
Dataset Release Date: 2009-08-31
Dataset Release Place: Columbus, Ohio USA
Dataset Publisher: BPRC: Byrd Polar Research Center
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1993-01-01
Stop Date: 2009-12-31
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Phone: 1-303-492-6199
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Doran P. T., McKay C. P., Clow G. D., Dana G. L., Fountain A. G., Nylen T., and W. B. Lyons. 2002. Valley floor climate observations from the MrcMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica, 1986-2000, Journal of Geophysical Research, 107, 1-12, DOI: 10.1029/2001JD002045

Doran P. T., Priscu J. C., Lyons W. B., McKnight D. M., Fountain A. G., Virginia R. A.,Wall D. H., Parsons A. N., McKay C. P., Clow G. D., ... View entire text
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-08-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-05-09