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Airborne Surface Profiling of Alaskan Glaciers, Version 1
Entry ID: G01378_1


Summary
Abstract: This data set consists of glacier outline, laser altimetry profile, and surface elevation change data for 46 glaciers in Alaska and British Columbia, Canada, measured with an airborne laser altimetry system. Six glaciers in the Alaska Range of central Alaska, two glaciers in the Wrangell Mountains of southcentral Alaska, 11 glaciers in the Chugach Mountains of southcentral Alaska, five glaciers in the Chigmit Mountains of southcentral Alaska, 13 glaciers in the Kenai Mountains of southcentral Alaska (comprising the Harding Icefield), one glacier in the St. Elias Mountains of southeast Alaska, one glacier in the Takhinsha Mountains of southeast Alaska, and seven glaciers in the Coast Mountains of southeast Alaska and British Columbia were profiled between 1994 and 2001. Surface elevation profiles are accurate to about 0.3 m. Long-term elevation changes can be estimated by comparison of these profiles with existing maps.

Purpose: Scientific Research

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 61.5 S: 57.0  E: -132.33  W: -149.25

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Airborne Surface Profiling of Alaskan Glaciers, Version 1
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-05-01
Stop Date: 2001-06-30


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > Alaska
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > BRITISH COLUMBIA


Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIERS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIERS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICE SHEETS    [Definition]


Platform
Aircraft    [Information]


Instrument
Altimeters    [Information]
GPS >Global Positioning System    [Information]


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: NOT PROVIDED

National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: NOT PROVIDED


Personnel
NATIONAL SNOW AND ICE DATA CENTER
Role: DATA CENTER CONTACT
City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Country: USA


KEITH A. ECHELMEYER
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: kechel at gi.alaska.edu
Contact Address:
Geophysical Institute
University of Alaska Fairbanks
City: Fairbanks
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99775


VIRGINIA B VALENTINE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: by at gi.alaska.edu
Contact Address:
Geophysical Institute
University of Alaska Fairbanks
City: Fairbanks
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99775


SANDRA L. ZIRNHELD
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 907 474 7455
Fax: 1 907 474 7290
Email: slz at gi.alaska.edu
Contact Address:
Geophysical Institute
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
City: Fairbanks
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99775


NSIDC USER SERVICES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 303 492 6199
Fax: 1 303 492 2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA


KEITH A. ECHELMEYER
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: kechel at gi.alaska.edu
Contact Address:
Geophysical Institute
University of Alaska Fairbanks
City: Fairbanks
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99775


VIRGINIA B VALENTINE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: by at gi.alaska.edu
Contact Address:
Geophysical Institute
University of Alaska Fairbanks
City: Fairbanks
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99775


SANDRA L. ZIRNHELD
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 907 474 7455
Fax: 1 907 474 7290
Email: slz at gi.alaska.edu
Contact Address:
Geophysical Institute
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
City: Fairbanks
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99775


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-16



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