These are digital optical televiewer (OPTV) logs of five boreholes drilled by hot water to ~100 m depth in Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctica. Boreholes were drilled in austral summers of 2014 and 2015 in order to investigate the internal properties of the ice shelf, and specifically the influence of surface melting and melt pond formation on those properties.
These data are part of the NERC-funded MIDAS ('Impact of surface melt and ponding on ice shelf dynamics and stability') research project, with grant references NE/L006707/1 and NE/L005409/1. Borehole density and temperature profiles are also available, as are other MIDAS datasets.
Antarctic Ice Shelf, Ice boreholes, Larsen C Ice Shelf, Optical televiewer
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|Name||Dr David Ashmore|
|Organisation||University of Liverpool|
|Name||Prof Bryn Hubbard|
|Role(s)||Investigator, Technical Contact|
|Organisation||University of Liverpool|
|Reference:||Ashmore, David W., Bryn Hubbard, Adrian Luckman, Bernd Kulessa, Suzanne Bevan, Adam Booth, Peter Kuipers Munneke, Martin O'Leary, Heidi Sevestre, and Paul R. Holland. 2017. 'Ice and firn heterogeneity within Larsen C Ice Shelf from borehole optical televiewing', Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 122: 1139-53.
Hubbard, Bryn, Adrian Luckman, David W. Ashmore, Suzanne Bevan, Bernd Kulessa, Peter Kuipers Munneke, Morgane Philippe, Daniela Jansen, Adam Booth, Heidi Sevestre, Jean-Louis Tison, Martin O'Leary, and Ian Rutt. 2016. 'Massive subsurface ice formed by refreezing of ice-shelf melt ponds', Nature Communications, 7: 11897.
Hubbard, Bryn, Sam Roberson, Denis Samyn, and Derek Merton-Lyn. 2008. 'Digital optical televiewing of ice boreholes', Journal of Glaciology, 54: 823-30.
Malone, Terry, Bryn Hubbard, Derek Merton-Lyn, Paul Worthington, and Reyer Zwiggelaar. 2013. 'Borehole and Ice Feature Annotation Tool (BIFAT): A program for the automatic and manual annotation of glacier borehole images', Computers & Geosciences, 51: 381-89.
|Quality:||Images are unaltered from those logged in the field. The OPTV technique is described by Hubbard and others (2008).
Most, but not all, OPTV logs are at a resolution of 360 pixels around the borehole and at a vertical resolution of 1 mm.
|Lineage:||The datasets are optical televiewer logs from five boreholes drilled to approaching 100 m depth along flow-lines extending from Cabinet Inlet and Whirlwind Inlet on Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctica, in austral summers of 2014 and 2015. They were acquired using slimhole logging equipment manufactured by Robertson Geologging Ltd. These logs are presented in whole or in part in Hubbard and others (2016) and Ashmore and others (2017).
OPTV logs were located (at the time of logging) as follows:
Borehole; Lat., Lon. (decimal degrees); Coordinate date
CI_0; -66.403, -63.376; Nov 2014
CI_22; -66.588, -63.212; Nov 2015
CI_120; -67.000, -61.486; Nov 2015
WI_0; -67.444, -64.953; Dec 2015
WI_70; -67.500, -63.336; Dec 2015
|Data Set Creator||Hubbard, B. & Ashmore, D.|
|Data Set Title||Borehole optical televiewer (OPTV) logs from the northern sector of Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctica|
|Data Set Release Date||2018|
|Data Set Publisher||Polar Data Centre, Natural Environment Research Council, UK|
|Other Citation Details||10/cmds http://doi.org/cmds|
|Horizontal Resolution Range||N/A|
|Vertical Resolution||1 mm|
|Vertical Resolution Range||N/A|
|Temporal Resolution Range||N/A|
|Detailed Location||Larsen C Ice Shelf|
|Data Collection:||Logs were acquired using Robertson Geologging OPTV probe, mini winch and Micrologger II. Logs were analysed using ALT WellCad and BIFAT (Malone et al. 2013) software.|
|Data Storage:||Files are stored as bitmap images (*.bmp format). Each file size is between ~50 MB and ~100 MB and there are a total of 5 files.|
|Access Constraints:||No restrictions apply.|
|Use Constraints:||This data is governed by the NERC data policy http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/sites/data/policy/ and supplied under Open Government Licence v.3 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/.|