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Fracturing and deformation along the Amery Ice Shelf
Entry ID: ASAC_2581

Abstract: Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2581
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The break-up of Antarctic ice shelves has highlighted the need for a better understanding of the dominant fracture processes occurring within the ice shelves and whether there is any link to climate variability. Using a combination of in-situ (GPS, seismic) and satellite (optical and radar ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.0   S: -75.0   E: 72.0   W: 63.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Coleman, C.
Dataset Title: Fracturing and deformation along the Amery Ice Shelf
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2012-04-04
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-01-17
Stop Date: 2007-01-28
Quality # GPS surface elevation profiles for the Amery Ice Shelf for various campaigns
# 1995, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005/6
# The raw GPS data were collected under Australian Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC) funding
# to PI Richard Coleman.

# The data processing was as described in the paper below. Briefly, these are
# 1995: in Leica Ski software, ... View entire text
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Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 6.8 MB
Distribution Format: Excel, .llh, text
Fees: Free
King, M.A., R. Coleman, A. Freemantle, H.A. Fricker, R.S. Hurd, B. Legresy, L. Padman and R. Warner (2009), A 4-decade record of elevation change of the Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica., Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, F01010, doi:doi:10.1029/2008JF001094
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-03-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23