A British Antarctic Survey Twin Otter and survey team acquired 8,300 line-km of aerogeophysics data during the Austral summer of 1998/99. Gravity and radio-echo data were acquired simultaneously with the magnetic data at a compromise constant barometric height of 2,200 m, which provides a terrain clearance of 100 m over the highest peaks. Two separate surveys were conducted; one at 5 km line spacing (tie lines at 20 km) over and stretching beyond the southern extent of the Forrestal range (main survey), and one at 2 km line spacing (tie lines at 8 km) covering the Dufek Massif (detailed survey).
Ashtech Z12 dual frequency GPS receivers were used for survey navigation. Pseudorange data were supplied to a Picodas PNAV navigation interface computer, which was used to guide the pilot along the pre-planned survey lines. The actual flight path was recovered, using carrier-phase, continuous, kinematic GPS processing techniques. All pseudorange navigation data were recorded at 1 Hz on a Picodas PDAS 1000, PC-based data acquisition system.
We present here the processed bed elevation picks from airborne radar depth sounding collected using the BAS PASIN radar system.
Data are provided as XYZ ASCII line data.
Aerogeophysics, Antarctica, Radar, Surface elevation
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|Name||Mr Hugh Corr|
|Organisation||British Antarctic Survey|
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|Quality:||No values are given for SurfPickLoc and bedPickLoc
We do not have all the intermediate information for this legacy data
|Lineage:||Data available here includes bed and surface elevation sampled from a high resolution (100 m) grid of BEDMAP2 (Fretwell et al., 2013) data along DUFEK flight lines, with ice thickness subsequently derived. Basic information on data acquisition and processing is presented in Ferris et al. (2003).
Basic Channels Name Description
Date UTC date (YYYY/MM/DD)
Time UTC time (HH:MM:SS.SS)
FlightID Sequential flight number and survey ID e.g. W12
Line_name Line Number e.g. LW200.1
Lon Longitude WGS 1984
Lat Latitude WGS 1984
x x projected meters*
y y projected meters*
Height_WGS1984 Aircraft altitude (meters) in WGS 1984
segy_name Radar_segy file name
TraceNum Radar segy trace number
PriNum Raw radar time
surfPickLoc Location down trace of surface pick
bedPickLoc Location down trace of bed elevation pick
surfElev Surface elevation
bedElev Picked ice bed elevation
tIce Ice thickness, derived from bedPickLoc and surfPickLoc.
*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
Positioning for the Dufek survey uses Ashtech Z12 dual frequency GPS recievers (Ferris et al, 2003). Positions are calculated for the phase centre of the aircraft antenna. All positions (Lat, lon and height) are referred to the WGS1984 ellipsoid.
|Data Set Creator||Corr, Hugh|
|Data Set Title||Processed bed elevation picks from airborne radar depth sounding across the Dufek Massif, Pensacola Mountains (1998/99 season)|
|Data Set Release Date||2020|
|Data Set Publisher||Polar Data Centre,Natural Environment Research Council,UK Research & Innovation|
|Other Citation Details||shortdoi:10/d542|
|Horizontal Resolution Range||30 meters - < 100 meters|
|Vertical Resolution Range||N/A|
|Temporal Resolution Range||N/A|
|Detailed Location||Dufek Massif|
|Detailed Location||Pensacola Mountains|
|Distribution Media||Online Internet (HTTP)|
|Distribution Size||53 MB|
|Data Storage:||This dataset constains 1 ASCII XYZ file:
- DUFEK_Rdar_ByFlight.XYZ ~53MB
|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:
Corr, H. (2020). Processed bed elevation picks from airborne radar depth sounding across the Dufek Massif, Pensacola Mountains (1998/99 season) (Version 1.0) [Data set]. UK Polar Data Centre, Natural Environment Research Council, UK Research & Innovation. https://doi.org/10.5285/5E2CF315-9265-4605-8643-382F2557009B
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