The U.S. Antarctic Program Data Center (USAP-DC) supports investigators funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in documenting, preserving, and disseminating their research results. We register datasets in the Antarctic Master Directory (AMD) to comply with the Antarctic Treaty; facilitate submission of datasets to long-term archives; and represent the U.S. in Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) activities. USAP-DC is a member of the Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance (IEDA) and a partner in the Antarctic and Arctic Data Consortium (A2DC).
RECENT NEWS / ACTIVITIES
Aug. 2016 - Presented results at the SCAR annual meeting of Antarctic data managers, during the Open Science Conference (Kuala Lumpur).
Oct. 2015 - Presented results at the SCAR annual meeting of Antarctic data managers, concurrent with PDF-II (Waterloo).
Aug. 2014 - Presented results at the SCAR annual meeting of Antarctic data managers (Auckland).
Jan. 2014 - Launched new Antarctic & Arctic Data Consortium site.
Oct. 2013 - Presented results at the SCAR SC-ADM annual meeting of Antarctic data managers (Tokyo).
Dec. 2012 - Launched interactive USAP map for exploring data.
Oct. 2012 - LDEO now a branch of the Antarctic Seismic Data Library System.
Jul. 2012 - Created and launched the U.S. Antarctic Data Consortium webpage.
Jul. 2012 - Presented results at the SCAR SC-ADM meeting of Antarctic data managers (Portland).
Apr. 2012 - Attended US Antarctic Data Consortium organizational meeting (Minneapolis).
Sep. 2011 - Presented results at the SCAR SC-ADM/SC-AGI joint meeting of Antarctic data managers (Palma).
Jul. 2011 - Presented results at ISAES 2011 meeting (Edinburgh).
Aug. 2010 - Presented results at the SCAR SC-ADM/SC-AGI joint meeting of Antarctic data managers (Buenos Aires).
Jun. 2010 - Attended GCMD Science User Working Group meeting (Washington).
Mar. 2010 - Added "Recent Data" section to highlight hosted data.
Oct. 2009 - Added search option for U.S. IPY data sets.
Sep. 2009 - Presented results at the SCAR SC-ADM/SC-AGI joint meeting of Antarctic data managers (Amsterdam).
Jun. 2009 - Upgraded Contribute Data interface to accept direct data upload/archiving.
Mar. 2009 - New Search interface available for searching for data sets within the Antarctic Master Directory
Nov. 2008 - Posted new KMZ file for accessing R/V Palmer ship tracks in Google Earth. Ctrl-click (Win) or Cmd-click (Mac) on a track for details.
Nov. 2008 - Posted new KMZ file to explore AMD data sets (both U.S. and non-U.S.) in Google Earth.
Oct. 2008 - Deployed new "short form" for registering data sets in the Antarctic Master Directory (AMD).
May 2008 - Added new WFS map layer for non-U.S. data sets.
Mar. 2008 - Reorganized U.S. data sets per NSF OPP programs.
Jan. 2008 - Added LIMA basemap via AGIC web service.
Dec. 2007 - Launched new Web site at AGU meeting.
RECENT DATA REGISTERED
A.Friedlaender, D.Nowacek, D.Johnston - Linking the Movement Patterns and Foraging Behavior of Humpback Whales to their Prey
D.Reusch, D.Lampkin - Decoding and Predicting Antarctic Surface Melt Dynamics
M.Tedesco - Enhanced Spatial Resolution Surface Melting over the Antarctic Peninsula
S.Hasiotis - Paleoenvironmental and Paleoclimatic Analysis of the Beacon Supergroup, Beardmore Glacier Area
P.Dayton - A Multi-decadal Record of Antarctic Benthos
R.Powell, R.Scherer - Lake & Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling (LISSARD)
E.Brook - Taylor Glacier Horizontal Ice Core: Exploring changes in the Natural Methane Budget
J.Severinghaus - A "Horizontal Ice Core" for Large-Volume Samples of the Past Atmosphere, Taylor Glacier
J.Stone, H.Conway, D.Winebrenner - Glacial-interglacial History of West Antarctic Nunataks
X.Yuan - US/Chinese Collaborative Study: Bottom Water Formation in Prydz Bay
R.Kiene - Ecophysiology of DMSP and related compounds in Phaeocystis antarctica
G.Kooyman - Pre and Post Molt Biology of Emperor Penguins - Ross/Amundsen Sea Cruise
K.Licht - East Antarctic Outlet Glacier Contributions to the Ross Sea from Chronology of Detrital Grains
R.Forster - Annual Satellite Era Accumulation Patterns Over WAIS Divide
C.Sidor - Preparation of Vertebrate Fossils from the Triassic of Antarctica
H.Marschall - Zircon Hf Isotopes and the Continental Evolution of Dronning Maud Land
J.Cassano, S.Palo - Ocean-Ice-Atmosphere Interactions in the Terra Nova Bay Polynya
J.Curtice, M.Kurz - A New Reconstruction of the Last West Antarctic Ice Sheet Deglaciation
J.Levy - Cryptic Hydrology of the McMurdo Dry Valleys: Water Track Contributions
C.Foreman - Dissolved Organic Carbon and Microbial Diversity in the WAIS Divide Replicate Core
S.Jacobs - West Antarctic Ice Sheet Stability
W.Smith - Penguin Foraging Reveals Phytoplankton Spatial Structure
G.DiTullio - TRacing the fate of Algal Carbon Export in the Ross Sea (TRACERS)
D.Hansell - TRacing the fate of Algal Carbon Export in the Ross Sea (TRACERS)
R.Lohmann - Origin of Persistent Organic Pollutants
J.McClintock - Chemical Ecology of Shallow-water Marine Macroalgae
S.Walker - Linking Modern Benthic Communities to the Stratigraphic Record
D.Costa - Retrospective Analysis of Antarctic Tracking Data (RAATD)
J.Kirschvink - Magnetostratigraphy of Cretaceous Sediments
J.McClintock, R.Angus - Effects of Ocean Acidification on Shallow-water Benthic Organisms
J.Burns - Weddell Seals as Autonomous Sensors