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Airborne Surface Profiling of Alaskan Glaciers, Version 1

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  • 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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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
    • Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
    • Glaciers
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Terrestrial Hydrosphere
    • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
    • Glaciers
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Terrestrial Hydrosphere
    • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
    • Ice Sheets
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ISO Topic Categories
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
  • ELEVATION
  • GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION

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Platforms
  • Satellite
    AIRCRAFT
    Instruments
    • ALTIMETERS
    • GPS

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN GEODETIC
Location Keywords
    • Continent
    • North America
    • United States Of America
    • Alaska
    • Continent
    • North America
    • Continent
    • North America
    • Canada
    • British Columbia

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  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
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  • Keith
    Technical Contact
    Keith Echelmeyer

    Geophysical Institute
    University of Alaska Fairbanks
    Fairbanks, AK 99775

  • Virginia
    Technical Contact
    Virginia Valentine

    Geophysical Institute
    University of Alaska Fairbanks
    Fairbanks, AK 99775

  • Sandra
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    Sandra Zirnheld

    Geophysical Institute
    University of Alaska, Fairbanks
    Fairbanks, AK 99775

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  • Keith
    Technical Contact
    Keith Echelmeyer

    Geophysical Institute
    University of Alaska Fairbanks
    Fairbanks, AK 99775

  • Virginia
    Technical Contact
    Virginia Valentine

    Geophysical Institute
    University of Alaska Fairbanks
    Fairbanks, AK 99775

  • Sandra
    Technical Contact
    Sandra Zirnheld

    Geophysical Institute
    University of Alaska, Fairbanks
    Fairbanks, AK 99775

    • 1 907 474 7455
    • 1 907 474 7290
    • Email
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    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

    • 1 303 492 6199
    • 1 303 492 2468
    • Email
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    National Snow and Ice Data Center

    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

    • 1 303 492 6199
    • 1 303 492 2468
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    • Airborne Surface Profiling of Alaskan Glaciers, Version 1
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      Published by: National Snow and Ice Data Center