NSIDC-0095_1

Program for Arctic Regional Climate Assessment (PARCA) Data Sets, Version 1

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  • Abstract
    PARCA began in 1993 with the primary goal of measuring and understanding the mass balance of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Approximately 25 investigations used in situ measurements and satellite and aircraft remote sensing to study this issue. Measurements include surface elevation and ice thickness change rates from aircraft laser altimetry, shallow to intermediate ice cores (for average accumulation rates and their temporal and spatial variability), velocity around the ice-sheet perimeter at an elevation of about 2000 meters, local ice thickening/thinning rates, and climatological observations from automatic weather stations. Satellite data used include elevation change from radar altimetry; mapping of snow facies and zones of summer melt from passive and active microwave; ice velocities from interferometric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and from repeat high-resolution visible and SAR imagery; mapping surface and 10-m temperatures, accumulation rates, and surface albedo from microwave and AVHRR data. Data are available either by FTP or through investigator Web sites. Questions about investigator data should be directed to the individual technical contacts responsible for each data set. The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) provides summaries and links to these data as a service to our users.
  • Purpose
    Scientific Research

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    Level 2

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    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
    • Ablation Zones/Accumulation Zones
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Terrestrial Hydrosphere
    • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
    • Ablation Zones/Accumulation Zones
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Atmosphere
    • Atmospheric Temperature
    • Air Temperature
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Atmosphere
    • Atmospheric Pressure
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Terrestrial Hydrosphere
    • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
    • Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
    • Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Terrestrial Hydrosphere
    • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
    • Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
    • Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Atmosphere
    • Atmospheric Water Vapor
    • Humidity
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Terrestrial Hydrosphere
    • Snow/Ice
    • Ice Depth/Thickness
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Snow/Ice
    • Ice Depth/Thickness
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    • Terrestrial Hydrosphere
    • Snow/Ice
    • Ice Growth/Melt
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    • Cryosphere
    • Snow/Ice
    • Ice Growth/Melt
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    • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
    • Ice Sheets
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    • Cryosphere
    • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
    • Ice Sheets
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    • Terrestrial Hydrosphere
    • Snow/Ice
    • Ice Velocity
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Snow/Ice
    • Ice Velocity
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    • Atmospheric Radiation
    • Incoming Solar Radiation
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    • Topography
    • Landforms
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    • Atmosphere
    • Atmospheric Radiation
    • Net Radiation
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    • Precipitation Amount
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    • Radar Backscatter
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    • Radar Imagery
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    • Reflectance
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    • Sigma Naught
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    • Snow/Ice
    • Snow Cover
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    • Cryosphere
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    • Snow/Ice
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    • Atmospheric Temperature
    • Surface Air Temperature
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    • Topography
    • Surface Roughness
    • EARTH SCIENCE
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    • Atmospheric Winds
    • Surface Winds
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    • Topography
    • Terrain Elevation
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    • Land Surface
    • Topography
    • Topographical Relief
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    • Topography
    • Topographic Effects

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Location Keywords
    • Continent
    • North America
    • Greenland
    • Geographic Region
    • Arctic

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  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
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    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

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

    • 1 303 492 6199
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    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

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    • Program for Arctic Regional Climate Assessment (PARCA) Data Sets, Version 1
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