Aeromagnetic data collected as part of the seven nation Antarctica's Gamburtsev Province (AGAP) expedition during the International Polar Year 2007-2009, and used to acquire a detailed image of the ice sheet bed deep in the interior of East Antarctica.
Airborne geophysical methods were used to understand the fundamental structure shrouded beneath Dome A. Two twin Otter aircraft - one BAS, one United States Antarctic Program (USAP) - equipped with ice-sounding radars, laser ranging systems, gravity meters and magnetomemeters, operated from camps located on either side of Dome A.
Gamburtsev Province, aerogeophysics, magnetics
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|Name||Mr Nicholas Frearson|
|Organisation||British Antarctic Survey|
|Reference:||Ferraccioli, F., Finn, C., Jordan, T.A., Bell, R.E., Anderson, L.M. & Damaske, D., 2011. East Antarctic rifting triggers uplift of the Gamburtsev Mountains, Nature, 479, 388-392, doi:310.1038/nature10566.
Bell, R.E., Ferraccioli, F., Creyts, T.T., Braaten, D., Corr, H., Das, I., Damaske, D., Frearson, N., Jordan, T., Rose, K.C., Studinger, M., Wolovick, M., 2011. Widespread persistent thickening of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet by freezing from the base. Science, 331, 1592-1595.
Rose, K.C., Ferraccioli, F., Jamieson, S.R., Bell, R.E., Corr, H., Creyts, T.T., Braaten, D., Jordan, T.A., Fretwell, P.T. & Damaske, D. 2013. Early East Antarctic Ice Sheet growth recorded in the landscape of the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 375, 1-12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2013.03.053
Ferraccioli, F., Finn, C., Jordan, T.A., Bell, R.E., Anderson, L.M. & Damaske, D., 2011. East Antarctic rifting triggers uplift of the Gamburtsev Mountains, Nature, 479, 388-392, doi:310.1038/nature10566.
Ferraccioli, F., Gambetta, M. & Bozzo, E., 1998. Microlevelling procedures applied to regional aeromagnetic data: an example from the Transantarctic Mountains (Antarctica), Geophysical Prospecting, 46, 177-196, DOI: 110.1046/j.1365-2478.1998.00080.x.
|Quality:||The accuracy of the processed data is approximately 1 nT.|
|Lineage:||The aeromagnetic system used was manufactured by Scintrex/PicoEnvirotec and has also extensively been used in Antarctica before. Aeromagnetic data was collected using two optically pumped Scintrex Cs-3 sensors which were fitted in pods and mounted in wing-tip configuration on the Twin Otter. A fluxgate magnetometer provided the data to compensate for the magnetic effect of the aircraft and a magnetic base station was deployed to monitor external magnetic field variations. In total, 120,000 line km of data were acquired from a nested survey grid with line spacing of 5km and tie lines ~ 33 km apart.
AGAP aeromagnetic data presented in Ferraccioli et al. (2011). The dataset available here includes all channels from raw through to levelled, and draped products. Channel naming follows SCAR/ADMAP2 data release protocols.
Magnetic data channels and processing flow:
MagR- Raw magnetic total field intensity data (nT).
MagC- Compensated, or low pass filtered magnetic data (nT). Adjustments to compensate for aircraft roll, pitch and yaw were applied (see Ferraccioli et al, 2007 for details).
RefField- Geomagnetic reference field value for which the magnetic data has been compensated. IGRF model 2005 as implemented in Geosoft (nT).
MagRTC- Compensated magnetic value adjusted for Tip tanks (where used) and geomagnetic reference field values. MagRTC= MagR- RefField (nT).
BCorr- Low pass filtered (60 minute) magnetic base station correction. Data from three base stations were used for different portions of the survey (BCorr_AGAP_N, BCorr_AGAP_S, BCorr_AGAP_SP), along with a merged value between North and South base stations (BCorr_AGAP_NS).
MagBRTC- calculated as MagBRTC= MagRTC- Bcorr (nT).
ACorr- Additional correction applied to compensate for heading errors.
MagF- Final mag value before levelling (nT).
MagL- Statistically levelled mag data (nT).
MagML- Microlevelled magnetic data following technique of (Ferraccioli et al., 1998). (nT) Note tie lines are not included in the microlevelled data channel.
Basic channel description:
Line name Line Number
Flight ID Sequential flight number
x x projected meters*
y y projected meters*
Lon Longitude WGS 1984,
Lat Latitude WGS 1984,
Height_WGS1984 Aircraft altitude (meters) in WGS 1984,
Date Date of flight in time format e.g. 2006/01/08
Time Time (UTC) of flight e.g. 23:52:42.0
*Projected coordinates (x and y) are in Lambert conic conformal with two standard parallels defined as follows:
Latitude of false origin: -80
Longitude of false origin: 80
Latitude of 1st standard parallel -83
Latitude of 2nd standard parallel -77
False easting 2000000
False northing 2000000
|Data Set Creator||Ferraccioli, Fausto;Damaske, Detlef;Finn, Carol;Bell, Robin;Jordan, Tom;Robinson, Carl;Frearson, Nicholas|
|Data Set Title||Antarctica's Gamburtsev Province (AGAP) Project - Aeromagnetic data (2007-2009)|
|Data Set Release Date||2020|
|Data Set Publisher||Polar Data Centre,Natural Environment Research Council,UK Research & Innovation|
|Other Citation Details||shortdoi:10/dpnn|
|Horizontal Resolution Range||30 meters - < 100 meters|
|Vertical Resolution Range||N/A|
|Temporal Resolution Range||N/A|
|Detailed Location||Gamburtsev Province|
|Distribution Media||Online Internet (HTTP)|
|Distribution Size||501 MB|
|Data Storage:||This dataset constains 1 ASCII XYZ file:
|Use Constraints:||This data is covered by a UK Open Government Licence (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/) Further by downloading this data the user acknowledges that they agree with the NERC data policy (http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/sites/data/policy.asp), and the following conditions:
1. To cite the data in any publication as follows:
Ferraccioli, F., Damaske, D., Finn, C., Bell, R., Jordan, T., Robinson, C., & Frearson, N. (2020). Antarctica's Gamburtsev Province (AGAP) Project - Aeromagnetic data (2007-2009) [Data set]. UK Polar Data Centre, Natural Environment Research Council, UK Research & Innovation. https://doi.org/10.5285/91DF43DF-E3FD-4637-9091-E75F623E2B07
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