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Anisotropy, Abrupt Climate Change, and the Deep Ice in West Antarctica
Entry ID: waddington_0636996

Abstract: This record includes two datasets and accompanying code.

The anisotropic flow dataset provides velocity and fabric evolution of anisotropic ice for several numerical experiments. The experiments examine how differing stress regimes and initial c-axis crystal fabrics can affect flow. Contained are VTU format files of finite element output of velocity (m/yr) as well as the second order fabric ... View entire text
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Description: The U.S research community is conducting a deep ice coring project in West Antarctica for studies of climate, ice sheet history and cryobiology. This project is collecting a deep ice core from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) ice flow divide and integrating approximately 20 separate but synergistic projects to analyze the ice and interpret the records.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -75.0   S: -85.0   E: -105.0   W: -165.0

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Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Phone: 206 543 4585
Fax: 206 543 0489
Email: edw at
Contact Address:
University of Washington
Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences
Box 351310
City: Seattle
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98195-1310
Country: USA
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Pettit, E.C., E.D. Waddington, W.D. Harrison, Throstur Thorsteinsson, D. Elsberg, J. Morack, M.A. Zumberge. "The crossover stress, anisotropy, and the flow law at Siple Dome, West Antarctica," Journal of Glaciology, v.57, 2011, p. 39.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-03-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23

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