Airborne Surface Profiling of Alaskan Glaciers

Metadata Updated: February 6, 2017

This data set consists of glacier outline, laser altimetry profile, and surface elevation change data for 46 glaciers in Alaska and British Columbia, Canada, measured with an airborne laser altimetry system. Six glaciers in the Alaska Range of central Alaska, two glaciers in the Wrangell Mountains of southcentral Alaska, 11 glaciers in the Chugach Mountains of southcentral Alaska, five glaciers in the Chigmit Mountains of southcentral Alaska, 13 glaciers in the Kenai Mountains of southcentral Alaska (comprising the Harding Icefield), one glacier in the St. Elias Mountains of southeast Alaska, one glacier in the Takhinsha Mountains of southeast Alaska, and seven glaciers in the Coast Mountains of southeast Alaska and British Columbia were profiled between 1994 and 2001. Surface elevation profiles are accurate to about 0.3 m. Long-term elevation changes can be estimated by comparison of these profiles with existing maps.

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Metadata Date August 13, 2015
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 6, 2017
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2002 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date August 13, 2015
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 6, 2017
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2002 (publication)
Responsible Party (Principal Investigator); University of Alaska Fairbanks (Principal Investigator); National Snow and Ice Data Center (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Access Constraints : none, Use Constraints : none
Bbox East Long -132.33
Bbox North Lat 61.5
Bbox South Lat 57
Bbox West Long -149.25
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Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Guid noaa.ncei.nsidc.G01378
Harvest Object Id e0399e85-41bb-4d6e-aef7-43322e3adea1
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
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Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress complete
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 19940501
Temporal Extent End 19960630

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