IEDA
Project Information
Siple Dome Glaciology and Ice Stream History
Start Date:
1994-05-01
End Date:
1999-10-31
Program:
Siple Dome Ice Core
Description/Abstract
9316338 Jacobel This award is for support for a program of glaciological studies of Siple Dome and its surroundings between Ice Streams C and D. The purpose of the work is to characterize the dynamic environment and ice stratigraphy to aid in the assessment of Siple Dome as a potential deep ice core site, and to determine whether the configuration of ice stream flow in the region was different in the past than now. The work involves measurements of the configuration and continuity of internal layers in the ice, using radar echo sounding and determination of velocity field, based on standard GPS surveying. The goals of the work are relevant to understanding the dynamics of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS), its past history and its potential future behavior, including possible effects on global sea level. This work is a collaborative project between the University of Washington, the University of Colorado and St. Olaf College. ***
Personnel
Person Role
Jacobel, Robert Investigator
Funding
Antarctic Glaciology Award # 9316338
AMD - DIF Record(s)
Data Management Plan
None in the Database
Datasets
Repository Title (link) Status
USAP-DC Siple Dome Glaciology and Ice Stream History 1994, 1996 exist