NSIDC-0584_1

Standing Water Depth on Larsen B Ice Shelf, Version 1

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  • Abstract
    This data set addresses why surface melt water lakes on ice shelves and ice sheets are notably influential in triggering ice-shelf break-up and modulating seasonal ice flow, and are thus principle avenues by which environmental change can be transmitted to the ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland. A comparative analysis is performed of lake geometry and derived depth (using Landsat image reflectance) in two distinct regions, one a collapsing ice shelf and the other an ablation zone of a land terminating ice sheet, to better characterize the range of surface lake variability.
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    Scientific Research

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Terrestrial Hydrosphere
    • Surface Water
    • Water Depth
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Terrestrial Hydrosphere
    • Surface Water
    • Total Surface Water
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Terrestrial Hydrosphere
    • Surface Water
    • Water Depth
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  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE

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  • Earth Observation Satellites
    LANDSAT-7
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    • ETM+

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN GEODETIC
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    • Continent
    • Antarctica

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  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
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    Douglas MacAyeal

    Department of Geophysical Sciences
    University of Chicago
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    Chicago, IL 60637

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    University of Colorado
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    University of Colorado
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    • Standing Water Depth on Larsen B Ice Shelf, Version 1
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      Published by: National Snow and Ice Data Center