Glacier Snow Depth Replications

Summary

Abstract: 

As part of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica, a systematic sampling program has been undertaken to monitor mass balance and meltwater flow from the Taylor Valley glaciers. This data includes stake height and snow depth measurements to the surface of six glaciers in Taylor Valley, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Monitoring the changes in these measurements over time provides a record of mass balance, and aids in determining the role of glaciers in the polar hydrologic cycle.

Date Range: 

January 1, 1993 to December 31, 2015
Data Citation
Fountain, A.G., Gooseff, M.N. 2014. McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER: Glacier Snow Depth Replications. Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/d58db4ceb94695f30051dd4b3076d61e. Dataset accessed 22 September 2019.
Dataset(s)

Description: 

Commonwealth glacier snow depth replications spreadsheet units and column descriptions

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code representing stake heights table
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
GLACIER
  • Label:
  • Definition: NAME OF GLACIER WHERE MEASUREMENT WAS MADE
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
STAKE
  • Label:
  • Definition: UNIQUE NUMBER FOR EACH STAKE ON GLACIER
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
STAKE_REPLCMNT
  • Label:
  • Definition: Letter corresponding to original and replacement stakes (A = original, B = first replacement, C = second replacement etc.)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label:
  • Definition: DATE OF DATA MEASUREMENT
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: MM/DD/YYYY
  • Missing values: None specified
SURFACE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Surface material to which measurement is made
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SNOW_DEPTH_REP_1
  • Label:
  • Definition: Snow depth measurement (1 to 4) from bottom of board to ice surface
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: centimeter
  • Maximum: 400
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • NULL = None given
SNOW_DEPTH_REP_2
  • Label:
  • Definition: Snow depth measurement (1 to 4) from bottom of board to ice surface
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: centimeter
  • Maximum: 400
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • NULL = None given
SNOW_DEPTH_REP_3
  • Label:
  • Definition: Snow depth measurement (1 to 4) from bottom of board to ice surface
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: centimeter
  • Maximum: 400
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • NULL = None given
SNOW_DEPTH_REP_4
  • Label:
  • Definition: Snow depth measurement (1 to 4) from bottom of board to ice surface
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: centimeter
  • Maximum: 400
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • NULL = None given
SNOW_DEPTH_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Comments regarding stake height measurements
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
GLSTKID
  • Label:
  • Definition: CODE FROM GLACIER / STAKE/ DATE OF COORDINATE MEASUREMENT (TO BE USED FOR GIS MAPPING)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
FILE NAME
  • Label:
  • Definition: RAW DATA FILE CONTAINING INFORMATION
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

COM_GLSNDPT.csv (65.21 KB)

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Description: 

Howard glacier snow depth replications spreadsheet units and column descriptions

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code representing stake heights table
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
GLACIER
  • Label:
  • Definition: NAME OF GLACIER WHERE MEASUREMENT WAS MADE
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
STAKE
  • Label:
  • Definition: UNIQUE NUMBER FOR EACH STAKE ON GLACIER
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
STAKE_REPLCMNT
  • Label:
  • Definition: Letter corresponding to original and replacement stakes (A = original, B = first replacement, C = second replacement etc.)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label:
  • Definition: DATE OF DATA MEASUREMENT
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: MM/DD/YYYY
  • Missing values: None specified
SURFACE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Surface material to which measurement is made
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SNOW_DEPTH_REP_1
  • Label:
  • Definition: Snow depth measurement (1 to 4) from bottom of board to ice surface
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: centimeter
  • Maximum: 400
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • NULL = None given
SNOW_DEPTH_REP_2
  • Label:
  • Definition: Snow depth measurement (1 to 4) from bottom of board to ice surface
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: centimeter
  • Maximum: 400
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • NULL = None given
SNOW_DEPTH_REP_3
  • Label:
  • Definition: Snow depth measurement (1 to 4) from bottom of board to ice surface
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: centimeter
  • Maximum: 400
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • NULL = None given
SNOW_DEPTH_REP_4
  • Label:
  • Definition: Snow depth measurement (1 to 4) from bottom of board to ice surface
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: centimeter
  • Maximum: 400
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • NULL = None given
SNOW_DEPTH_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Comments regarding stake height measurements
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
GLSTKID
  • Label:
  • Definition: CODE FROM GLACIER / STAKE/ DATE OF COORDINATE MEASUREMENT (TO BE USED FOR GIS MAPPING)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
FILE NAME
  • Label:
  • Definition: RAW DATA FILE CONTAINING INFORMATION
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

HOW_GLSNDPT.csv (53.92 KB)

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Description: 

Suess glacier snow depth replications spreadsheet units and column descriptions

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code representing stake heights table
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
GLACIER
  • Label:
  • Definition: NAME OF GLACIER WHERE MEASUREMENT WAS MADE
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
STAKE
  • Label:
  • Definition: UNIQUE NUMBER FOR EACH STAKE ON GLACIER
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
STAKE_REPLCMNT
  • Label:
  • Definition: Letter corresponding to original and replacement stakes (A = original, B = first replacement, C = second replacement etc.)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label:
  • Definition: DATE OF DATA MEASUREMENT
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: MM/DD/YYYY
  • Missing values: None specified
SURFACE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Surface material to which measurement is made
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SNOW_DEPTH_REP_1
  • Label:
  • Definition: Snow depth measurement (1 to 4) from bottom of board to ice surface
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: centimeter
  • Maximum: 400
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • NULL = None given
SNOW_DEPTH_REP_2
  • Label:
  • Definition: Snow depth measurement (1 to 4) from bottom of board to ice surface
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: centimeter
  • Maximum: 400
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • NULL = None given
SNOW_DEPTH_REP_3
  • Label:
  • Definition: Snow depth measurement (1 to 4) from bottom of board to ice surface
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: centimeter
  • Maximum: 400
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • NULL = None given
SNOW_DEPTH_REP_4
  • Label:
  • Definition: Snow depth measurement (1 to 4) from bottom of board to ice surface
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: centimeter
  • Maximum: 400
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • NULL = None given
SNOW_DEPTH_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Comments regarding stake height measurements
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
GLSTKID
  • Label:
  • Definition: CODE FROM GLACIER / STAKE/ DATE OF COORDINATE MEASUREMENT (TO BE USED FOR GIS MAPPING)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
FILE NAME
  • Label:
  • Definition: RAW DATA FILE CONTAINING INFORMATION
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

SUES_GLSNDPT.csv (10.82 KB)

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Description: 

Canada glacier snow depth replications spreadsheet units and column descriptions

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code representing stake heights table
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
GLACIER
  • Label:
  • Definition: NAME OF GLACIER WHERE MEASUREMENT WAS MADE
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
STAKE
  • Label:
  • Definition: UNIQUE NUMBER FOR EACH STAKE ON GLACIER
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
STAKE_REPLCMNT
  • Label:
  • Definition: Letter corresponding to original and replacement stakes (A = original, B = first replacement, C = second replacement etc.)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label:
  • Definition: DATE OF DATA MEASUREMENT
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: MM/DD/YYYY
  • Missing values: None specified
SURFACE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Surface material to which measurement is made
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SNOW_DEPTH_REP_1
  • Label:
  • Definition: Snow depth measurement (1 to 4) from bottom of board to ice surface
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: centimeter
  • Maximum: 400
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • NULL = None given
SNOW_DEPTH_REP_2
  • Label:
  • Definition: Snow depth measurement (1 to 4) from bottom of board to ice surface
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: centimeter
  • Maximum: 400
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • NULL = None given
SNOW_DEPTH_REP_3
  • Label:
  • Definition: Snow depth measurement (1 to 4) from bottom of board to ice surface
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: centimeter
  • Maximum: 400
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • NULL = None given
SNOW_DEPTH_REP_4
  • Label:
  • Definition: Snow depth measurement (1 to 4) from bottom of board to ice surface
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: centimeter
  • Maximum: 400
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • NULL = None given
SNOW_DEPTH_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Comments regarding stake height measurements
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
GLSTKID
  • Label:
  • Definition: CODE FROM GLACIER / STAKE/ DATE OF COORDINATE MEASUREMENT (TO BE USED FOR GIS MAPPING)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
FILE NAME
  • Label:
  • Definition: RAW DATA FILE CONTAINING INFORMATION
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

CAN_GLSNDPT.csv (122.66 KB)

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Description: 

Hughes glacier snow depth replications spreadsheet units and column descriptions

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code representing stake heights table
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
GLACIER
  • Label:
  • Definition: NAME OF GLACIER WHERE MEASUREMENT WAS MADE
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
STAKE
  • Label:
  • Definition: UNIQUE NUMBER FOR EACH STAKE ON GLACIER
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
STAKE_REPLCMNT
  • Label:
  • Definition: Letter corresponding to original and replacement stakes (A = original, B = first replacement, C = second replacement etc.)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label:
  • Definition: DATE OF DATA MEASUREMENT
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: MM/DD/YYYY
  • Missing values: None specified
SURFACE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Surface material to which measurement is made
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SNOW_DEPTH_REP_1
  • Label:
  • Definition: Snow depth measurement (1 to 4) from bottom of board to ice surface
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: centimeter
  • Maximum: 400
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • NULL = None given
SNOW_DEPTH_REP_2
  • Label:
  • Definition: Snow depth measurement (1 to 4) from bottom of board to ice surface
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: centimeter
  • Maximum: 400
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • NULL = None given
SNOW_DEPTH_REP_3
  • Label:
  • Definition: Snow depth measurement (1 to 4) from bottom of board to ice surface
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: centimeter
  • Maximum: 400
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • NULL = None given
SNOW_DEPTH_REP_4
  • Label:
  • Definition: Snow depth measurement (1 to 4) from bottom of board to ice surface
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: centimeter
  • Maximum: 400
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • NULL = None given
SNOW_DEPTH_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Comments regarding stake height measurements
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
GLSTKID
  • Label:
  • Definition: CODE FROM GLACIER / STAKE/ DATE OF COORDINATE MEASUREMENT (TO BE USED FOR GIS MAPPING)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
FILE NAME
  • Label:
  • Definition: RAW DATA FILE CONTAINING INFORMATION
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

HUGH_GLSNDPT.csv (7.16 KB)

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Description: 

Taylot glacier snow depth replications spreadsheet units and column descriptions

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code representing stake heights table
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
GLACIER
  • Label:
  • Definition: NAME OF GLACIER WHERE MEASUREMENT WAS MADE
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
STAKE
  • Label:
  • Definition: UNIQUE NUMBER FOR EACH STAKE ON GLACIER
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
STAKE_REPLCMNT
  • Label:
  • Definition: Letter corresponding to original and replacement stakes (A = original, B = first replacement, C = second replacement etc.)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label:
  • Definition: DATE OF DATA MEASUREMENT
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: MM/DD/YYYY
  • Missing values: None specified
SURFACE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Surface material to which measurement is made
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SNOW_DEPTH_REP_1
  • Label:
  • Definition: Snow depth measurement (1 to 4) from bottom of board to ice surface
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: centimeter
  • Maximum: 400
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • NULL = None given
SNOW_DEPTH_REP_2
  • Label:
  • Definition: Snow depth measurement (1 to 4) from bottom of board to ice surface
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: centimeter
  • Maximum: 400
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • NULL = None given
SNOW_DEPTH_REP_3
  • Label:
  • Definition: Snow depth measurement (1 to 4) from bottom of board to ice surface
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: centimeter
  • Maximum: 400
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • NULL = None given
SNOW_DEPTH_REP_4
  • Label:
  • Definition: Snow depth measurement (1 to 4) from bottom of board to ice surface
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: centimeter
  • Maximum: 400
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • NULL = None given
SNOW_DEPTH_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Comments regarding stake height measurements
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
GLSTKID
  • Label:
  • Definition: CODE FROM GLACIER / STAKE/ DATE OF COORDINATE MEASUREMENT (TO BE USED FOR GIS MAPPING)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
FILE NAME
  • Label:
  • Definition: RAW DATA FILE CONTAINING INFORMATION
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

TAY_GLSNDPT.csv (63.59 KB)

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Short name: 

glsndpt

Dataset ID: 

2009
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