Glacier Stake Locations

Summary

Abstract: 

As part of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica, a systematic sampling program has been undertaken to monitor mass balance and meltwater flow from the Taylor Valley glaciers. This data set contains global positioning system (GPS) measurements of stakes on glaciers. The measurements include both low-quality estimates (+/- 100m) from hand-held GPS units and high precision measurements (+/- 2 cm) using Trimble (4000 SSE) geodetic receivers. The purpose of these measurements was to obtain rough stake locations for use in relocating stakes in the future and precise stake locations for use in calculating stake displacement. The measurements are made relative to the WGS84 ellipsoid.

Date Range: 

January 1, 1993 to December 31, 2015
Data Citation
Fountain, A.G., Gooseff, M.N. 2006. McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER: Glacier Stake Locations. Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/2790ef3ac4b12ab51cc2941255698c2b. Dataset accessed 22 October 2019.
Dataset(s)

Description: 

Units and descriptions used in the spreadsheet GLSTKLOC.

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code representing stake heights location dataset
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
GLSTKID
  • Label: Glacier - Stake ID
  • Definition: Code formed with the Glacier, Stake and Date of measurement, used for legacy GIS mapping.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
GLACIER
  • Label: Glacier Name
  • Definition: Name of glacier where measurement was made
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
STAKE
  • Label: Stake number
  • Definition: Unique number for each stake on glacier
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label:
  • Definition: Date of data measurement.
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: MM/DD/YYYY
  • Missing values: None specified
LATITUDE
  • Label: Latitude
  • Definition: Sample Latitude
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: degree
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
LONGITUDE
  • Label: Longitude
  • Definition: Sample Longitude
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: degree
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
ELEVATION (m)
  • Label: Elevation
  • Definition: Elevation of sample site - from map.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: meter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • NULL = None given
COMMENTS
  • Label: Comments
  • Definition: Comments about the overall data or STAKE COORDINATES
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
FILE_NAME
  • Label:
  • Definition: Name of file in which data was submitted
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

glstkloc.csv (34.93 KB)

...or query the dataset by variables and dates of interest:

Short name: 

glstkloc

Dataset ID: 

2000
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