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ICECAP: High resolution survey of the Little Dome C region in support of the IPICS Old Ice goal
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Young, D. A. et al. (2020) "ICECAP: High resolution survey of the Little Dome C region in support of the IPICS Old Ice goal" U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) Data Center. doi:
These aerogeophysical data were collected during the seventh ICECAP field season in 2015-16, and interpreted as part of the SPICECAP project. They consist of 7 survey flights using a BT-67 Basler and the ICECAP aergeophysical suite. The flights were based out of Australia's Casey Station and France/Italy's Concordia Station in East Antarctica, as part of a focused survey of the 'Little Dome C', a region with a suspected 1.5 Ma ice core record. The Level 2 data here consist of ice thickness, bed elevation and surface and bed reflectivity data, bed specularity content data, unleveled magnetic anomaly data, unleveled gravity anomaly data, and laser altimetry. Formats are self documented text files parallel those used by ICECAP (found in the Operation IceBridge archive at the National Snow and Ice Data Center), GIMBLE (found at USAP-DC), EAGLE-ICECAPII (found at the Australian Antarctic Data Center) and David Glacier (found on, with summary maps of included data in PNG format.
Young, Duncan A.; Roberts, Jason; Blankenship, Donald D.; van Ommen, Tas; Richter, Thomas; Greenbaum, Jamin; Cavitte, Marie G. P; Beem, Lucas H.; Quartini, Enrica; Tozer, Carly; Ng, Gregory; Habbal, Feras; Kempf, Scott D.; Ritz, Catherine
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USAP-DC (current)
Spatial Extent(s)
West: 110, East: 140, South: -75, North: -68
Temporal Extent(s)
Start: 2016-01-24 - End: 2016-01-30
  1. Young, D. A., Roberts, J. L., Ritz, C., Frezzotti, M., Quartini, E., Cavitte, M. G. P., Tozer, C. R., Steinhage, D., Urbini, S., Corr, H. F. J., Van Ommen, T., and Blankenship, D. D.,2017, High resolution boundary conditions of an old ice target near Dome C, Antarctica, The Cryosphere, 11, 1--15 (doi:10.5194/tc-11-1897-2017)
  2. Liefferinge, B. V., Pattyn, F., Cavitte, M. G. P., Karlsson, N. B., Young, D. A., Sutter, J., and and Olaf Eisen,2018, Promising Oldest Ice sites in East Antarctica based on thermodynamical modelling, The Cryosphere, 12, 2773-2787 (doi:10.5194/tc-2017-276)
  3. McCormack, F. S., Roberts, J. L., Jong, L. M., Young, D. A., and Beem, L. H.,2019, A short note on DEM smoothing and driving stresses, Polar Record, 38, 3498 (doi:10.33265/polar.v38.3498)
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