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Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) measurements, Ellsworth Mountains, Weddell Sea embayment, 2005-2008
Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) measurements of cosmogenic isotopes from rock samples collected in the Ellsworth Mountains, 2005-2006. Pressed AMS targets will be analysed at SUERC (Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre) t...>>
Airborne radio-echo sounding (RES) measurements to investigate widespread enhanced flow in the interior of the East Antarctic icesheet, 2001
Airborne radio-echo sounding (RES) measurements of surface elevation, bed topography and ice thickness were made across the Bailey/Slessor region of East Antarctica. The primary objective of this research was to investigate the newly discov...>>
Analyses of lake water samples from the Moutonnee, Ablation and Citadel Lakes, Antarctica, 2001/2002
Isotopic analyses of Oxygen, Carbon and Deuterium were conducted on the lake water samples. ...>>
Analyses of snow and ice samples from the Moutonnee, Ablation and Citadel Lakes, Antarctica, 2001/2002
Snow and ice samples were taken from the Moutonnee, Ablation and Citadel Lakes. Isotopic analyses of Oxygen, Carbon and Deuterium were conducted on the samples. ...>>
Analysis of fungal cultures, plant and soil samples collected from the northern Antarctic Peninsula region, 2002-2003
This study investigated the status of dark septate ("DS") fungi in Antarctic plant and soil communities, with the aim of determining the abundance of DS fungi in plant roots and rhizoids, their taxonomic affinities and their symbi...>>
Analysis of snow/ice cores collected from Rothschild, Latady and Smyley Islands, Antarctica, 2006
The project was concerned with understanding how air mass origin and meteorology affect the mass accumulation of snow in areas of the Antarctic Peninsula, and how the atmosphere's properties are preserved in the snow. Ground truth measurem...>>
Antarctic microclimate data
Automatic data loggers are often used to monitor environmental variables such as temperature (of air and soil), humidity, wind speed and radiation in microclimates where experimental or ecological studies are being carried out. Some loggers...>>
Antarctic snow accumulation map and data
The map is derived from a compilation of field measurements. Satellite observations from AMSR-E and AVHRR (Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS and Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer) instruments are used to guide the interpola...>>
Antarctica's Gamburtsev Province (AGAP) - PROJECT DESCRIPTION
During the International Polar Year 2007-2009, the seven nation Antarctica's Gamburtsev Province (AGAP) expedition aquired a detailed image of the ice sheet bed deep in the interior of East Antarctica. Airborne geophysical methods were use...>>
Antarctica's Gamburtsev Province (AGAP) Project - radio-echo sounding data
Radio echo sounding data was collected using 150 MHz ice-penetrating radars with bandwidths of 15-20 MHz. This data was collected as part of the seven nation Antarctica's Gamburtsev Province (AGAP) expedition during the International Polar...>>
Automatic Weather Station (AWS) data collected from Rothschild, Latady and Smyley Islands, Antarctica, 2005
The project was concerned with understanding how air mass origin and meteorology affect the mass accumulation of snow in areas of the Antarctic Peninsula, and how the atmosphere's properties are preserved in the snow. Three micro-power Aut...>>
BEDMAP ice-thickness database
Data describing the thickness of the Antarctic ice sheet collected on surveys undertaken over the past 50 years have been brought together into a single database. These data have allowed the compilation of a suite of seamless digital topogr...>>
Bedmap data - surface elevation, bed topography and ice thickness of the Bailey/Slessor region of East Antarctica, 2001
Analysis of surface elevation, bed topography and ice thickness across the Bailey/Slessor region of East Antarctica. ...>>
Borehole sensor data collected as part of hot-water drilling on the Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica (2004-2006)
Approximatively 1MB of ice temperature data acquired during the RABID Project. Measured on a thermistor cable with 10 sensors located at depths between 15 m and 300 m below the surface. Collected between November 2004 and February 2006. ...>>
Cosmogenic nuclide age data from James Ross Island, Northeast Antarctic Peninsula
Cosmogenic nuclide ages from James Ross Island...>>
Direct GPS measurements of the Weddell Sea ice shelves collected during the 2007-2008 field season
During the 2007/08 summer field season 15 GPS receivers, recording position observations every 15 seconds for 24 hours a day, were successfully deployed over the Larsen C and Filchner-Ronne ice shelves. Six of these stations were uplifted a...>>
Drill monitoring data collected as part of hot-water drilling on the Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica (2004-2006)
Digital time series data collected for monitoring of drilling during the RABID Project. Water temperature, pressure, flow. Drill depth and hose tension. Instrumentation: SENSORS Flow meter - Kobold Instruments Ltd, L25 axial turbine f...>>
Fungal cultures, plant and soil samples (live and frozen) collected from the northern Antarctic Peninsula region, 2002-2003
Three plant species, the leafy liverwort Cephaloziella varians and the angiosperms Deschampsia antarctica and Colobanthus quitensis, were sampled from 12 islands across a 1480 km latitudinal gradient from South Georgia through to Adelaide I...>>
GPS data from Subglacial Lake Ellsworth region, West Antarctica, 2007-2008
Geographical Positioning System (GPS) data recorded in the region of Subglacial Lake Ellsworth. Recording instruments: Leica geodetic receivers. Four locations with continuous data records; all other locations (~70) occupied for short perio...>>
GPS data from Subglacial Lake Ellsworth region, West Antarctica, 2008-2009
Geographical Positioning System (GPS) data recorded in the region of Subglacial Lake Ellsworth. Recording instruments: Leica geodetic receivers. Static data: Two locations with continuous data records; all other locations (~70) occupied...>>
Geodatabase of terrestrial and marine radiometric dates covering the Antarctic Peninsula Ice Sheet (APIS)
More well-constrained dates are urgently required in order to reduce the complexity visible in radiocarbon dates on the continental shelf. The geodatabase provides many conflicting ages, and improving chronological control on ice sheet retr...>>
Geological samples collected from James Ross Island, Northeast Antarctic Peninsula, during the 2010-2011 field season
Geological samples from the 2010/11 field season...>>
Geophysical data including multibeam bathymetry and sub-bottom profiler collected from the Weddell Sea and Marguerite Bay during February and March 2002
Ice-rafted (Heinrich) layers in the North Atlantic provide clear evidence that basins of large Quaternary ice sheets have, in the past, exhibited major dynamic instabilities. The presence of large ice sheets on the modern Antarctic continen...>>
Glacier flow vertical motion measurements, Antarctic Peninsula, 2005/07
Correction, Verification and Context, of Satellite-Derived Elevation Changes on the Antarctic Peninsula CVaCS-DECAP The aim of the project was to measure the various factors that affect altitude of snow surfaces in Antarctica, in order ...>>
Glacier outlines of the Antarctic Peninsula Ice Sheet (APIS) for 1988, 2001 and 2009
Glacial outlines of the APIS (Antarctict Peninsula Ice Sheet) for 1988, 2001, 2009, (now incorporatated into the GLIMS project)...>>
Global Positioning System (GPS) data collected as part of hot-water drilling on the Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica (2004-2006)
GPS positions from sensors monitoring ice flow during the RABID Project (Leica and Trimble receivers). Five stations on the ice stream, plus one on slow-moving adjacent ice sheet (Fletcher Promontory), and one on a nunatak (unofficial name ...>>
Gravity data from Subglacial Lake Ellsworth region, West Antarctica, 2007-2008
Gravity data acquired in the region of Subglacial Lake Ellsworth. Instrument Lacoste & Romberg land gravity meter. Drift control primarily contained within the local area. Single, one-way tie to international gavity base station network...>>
Ice core samples collected as part of hot-water drilling on the Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica (2004-2006)
Sections of ice core acquired from upper 100 m of the ice stream during the RABID Project. Retrieved using hot-water corer. Cores taken at selected depths in two adjacent holes. Core section length = up to 4 m. Number of core sections = 6. ...>>
Long-term monitoring of Signy Island lakes chemistry by BAS, 1963-2004
The long term monitoring of water chemistry in Signy Island lakes is unique in polar limnology, in its duration (30+ years), detail, and range of sites. It details seasonal patterns of snow and ice cover, inorganic nutrient status and chlor...>>
Major ions concentrations from monthly snow pit and surface sampling at Halley Station, Antarctica, 2004-2005
Measurements of the concentrations of major ions in snow samples, Halley Station, 2004-2005. Snow was collected using surface sampling and snow pits and analysed using ion chromatography. This work was carried out at the Clean Air Sector La...>>
Multibeam bathymetry and sub-bottom profiler data collected from the Bellingshausen Sea, 2004
Swath bathymetry data collected using a EM120 multibeam echo sounder and the TOPAS sub-bottom profiling system aboard the RRS James Clark Ross (JR104) in the Bellingshausen Sea, 2004. This work was carried out as part of the first system...>>
Orographic flows and the climate of the Antarctic Peninsula (OFCAP) Project Description (AFI 10/04)
The Antarctic Peninsula is currently one of the most rapidly warming regions on Earth. Large environmental changes have occurred as a result of this warming, most notably the retreat and rapid disintegration of some of the floating ice shel...>>
Radar data collected as part of hot-water drilling on the Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica (2004-2006)
Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) data acquired during the RABID Project with a Mala GPR....>>
Radar data from Subglacial Lake Ellsworth region, West Antarctica, 2007-2008 (AFI 07/02_03)
Radar data acquired in the region of Subglacial Lake Ellsworth. Recording instrument: the British Antarctic Survey's (BAS) "DELORES 1" and "DELORES II" radar systems. Line length between 1 and 45 km. Simultaneous GPS d...>>
Radar data from Subglacial Lake Ellsworth region, West Antarctica, 2008-2009
Radar data acquired in the region of Subglacial Lake Ellsworth. Recording instrument: the British Antarctic Survey's DELORES II radar system. Line length between 5 and 45 km. Simultaneous GPS data acquired with Leica geodetic GPS receiver ...>>
Rock samples collected from the Ellsworth Mountains, Weddell Sea embayment, 2005-2006
200+ erratic and bedrock samples were collected from 11 sites along a 350km transect. Rocks include erratic boulders bedrock and sediments from altitudinal transects: sampling consisted of hammer and chisel, petrol-powered rock saw (in a fe...>>
Rutford Ice Stream bed elevation DEM from radar data
We present a digital elevation model of the bed of Rutford Ice Stream, Antarctica derived from radio-echo sounding data. The data cover an 18 x 40 km area immediately upstream of the grounding line of the ice stream. This area is of particu...>>
Sediment core samples and analyses of sediment core samples from the Moutonnee, Ablation and Citadel Lakes, Antarctica, 2001/2002
Sediment cores were collected from the 3 sites (approx. 6m from Moutonnee Valley, 2.5m from Ablation Valley and 5m from Citadel Bastion). They were analysed for physical property data including: magnetic susceptibility, wet weight, loss on ...>>
Sediment cores collected from the Bellingshausen Sea, 2004
Sediments cores collected aboard the RRS James Clark Ross (JR104) in the Bellingshausen Sea, 2004. This work was carried out as part of the first systematic investigation of the former ice drainage basin in the southern Bellingshausen Se...>>
Sediment trap and delta data from the Moutonnee Lake, Antarctica, 2001/2002
Sediment trap and delta samples were taken from the Moutonnee Lake in 2001/2002. Samples were analysed for grain size, Carbon and Nitrogen content and isotopic Carbon content. Delta samples were also analysed for luminescence dating. ...>>
Seismic reflection data collected as part of hot-water drilling on the Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica (2004-2006)
Digital seismic reflection data (BISON 9024 seismograph) acquired during the RABID Project. Data collected using 24 channels, active source (explosives). Four single-fold lines. Line length 3.6 km. Instrumentation Data logger: BISON 902...>>
Soil, rock and biological samples from the Moutonnee, Ablation and Citadel Lakes, Antarctica, 2001/2002
The general reference data consists of soil, rock and biological samples. These were analysed for grain size, CHN and carbon isotopes. ...>>
South Orkney Fast-Ice Series (SOFI)
The South Orkney Fast-Ice series (SOFI) is an annual record of the timing of formation and breakout of fast-ice in a bay in the South Orkney Islands on the Scotia Arc in the northern Weddell Sea, Antarctica. ...>>
South Orkney Fast-Ice Series (SOFI) : 2004 Signy Island camera images
Signy Island camera image files of sea-ice coverage for 2004; played as a movie....>>
Temperature data from 20-m borehole, Subglacial Lake Ellsworth region, West Antarctica, 2007-2008
Measurement of temperature at the base of a 20-m deep borehole in the region of Subglacial Lake Ellsworth. Resistance of two calibrated thermistors measured at the base of a 20 m deep borehole....>>
Timing and rates of ice sheet thinning in the Ellsworth Mountains, Weddell Sea embayment - glacial geomorphological data, 2005-2008
Glacial geomorphological data from the Ellsworth Mountains. Satellite imagery and aerial photography, ground truthing, surveying and GPS traverses were used for geomorphological mapping. Additional photographic and weathering data were use...>>
Timing and rates of ice sheet thinning in the Ellsworth Mountains, Weddell Sea embayment - ice sheet model runs, 2005-2008
The GLIMMER ice sheet model will be used to simulate former ice sheet configurations in the Weddell Sea embayment, constrained against our new field data. ...>>
Timing and rates of ice sheet thinning in the Ellsworth Mountains, Weddell Sea embayment - powders, solutions and residues, 2006-2008
For each of the rock samples analysed in the lab, a (variable) number of laboratory stages are created, including sawing and crushing residues, pure quartz separates, chemical solutions, and AMS targets. ...>>
Topography data, Starbuck Glacier, Antarctic Peninsula
Radio-echo sounding (RES) data was collected between 4 and 11 December 2012, using the British Antarctic Survey Deep-Look Radio-Echo Sounder (DELORES). From this dataset a digital elevation model (DEM) for Starbuck Glacier was created. The ...>>
Vibro and gravity sediment cores plus associated data collected from the Weddell Sea and Marguerite Bay during February and March 2002
Ice-rafted (Heinrich) layers in the North Atlantic provide clear evidence that basins of large Quaternary ice sheets have, in the past, exhibited major dynamic instabilities. The presence of large ice sheets on the modern Antarctic continen...>>
Weather data from Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica, 2004-2006
Weather data collected between 2004 and 2006 during the RABID Project (Basal conditions on Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica: Hot-water drilling and down-hole instrumentation). Wind speed, wind direction, temperature, pressure, humidity a...>>