Dataset Information
Time-lapse video of McMurdo Ice Shelf surface melting and hydrology
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MacAyeal, D. R., & Banwell, A. (2018) "Time-lapse video of McMurdo Ice Shelf surface melting and hydrology" U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) Data Center. doi:
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During the Austral summer melt season of 2016-2017, an automatic camera was placed overlooking a surface lake feature on the McMurdo Ice Shelf. This camera created a time-lapse video (30 minute photograph time intervals) used to observe the filling and draining of the lake called Rift-Tip Lake located approximately 2 km from the McMurdo Ice Shelf ice front. The data was used in support of a field project to measure the flexural response of the McMurdo Ice Shelf (and ice shelves in general) to the filling and draining of supraglacial lakes. The time-lapse video begins 16 November 2016 and ends 27 January 2017.
MacAyeal, Douglas; Banwell, Alison
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USAP-DC (current)
Spatial Extent(s)
West: 166.152184, East: 166.189617, South: -77.905321, North: -77.902339
Temporal Extent(s)
Start: 2016-11-16 - End: 2017-01-27
  1. Banwell, A. F., Willis, I. C., Macdonald, G. J., Goodsell, B., & MacAyeal, D. R. (2019). Direct measurements of ice-shelf flexure caused by surface meltwater ponding and drainage. Nature communications, 10(1), 730. (doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08522-5)
  2. MacAyeal, D., Banwell, A., Okal, E., Lin, J., Willis, I., Goodsell, B., & MacDonald, G. (n.d.). Diurnal seismicity cycle linked to subsurface melting on an ice shelf. Annals of Glaciology, 1-21. (doi:10.1017/aog.2018.29)
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