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Borehole sensor data, Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica, 2004-2006
GB/NERC/BAS/AEDC/00361

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Abstract:
Dataset comprises approximately 1MB of ice temperature data acquired during the RABID project on Rutford Ice Stream. Data was collected between November 2004 and February 2006, using a thermistor string. The thermistor cable had ten 3K3A Betatherm thermistors located at depths between 15m and 300m below the surface, at approximately 31.5m intervals. The thermistors were calibrated prior to the field work in stable air temperatures at -28 degrees Celsius and +19 degrees Celsius and in an ice point bath.

The RABID project employed hot-water drilling techniques, down-hole instrumentation, as well as surface geophysical measurements, to form an integrated programme studying ice dynamics, basal conditions, climate and glacial history.

Funding was provided by the UK NERC Antarctic Funding Initiative (AFI).

Keywords:
Ice temperature, Rutford Ice Stream, Thermistor, West Antarctic ice sheet

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