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Franke, Steven; Jansen, Daniela; Binder, Tobias; Paden, John D; Dörr, Nils; Gerber, Tamara; Miller, Heinrich; Dahl-Jensen, Dorthe; Helm, Veit; Steinhage, Daniel; Weikusat, Ilka; Wilhelms, Frank; Eisen, Olaf (2021): Ultra-wideband radar data over the shear margins and along flow lines at the onset region of the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream (NEGIS). PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.928569

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Abstract:
We present a high-resolution airborne radar data set (EGRIP-NOR-2018) for the onset region of the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream (NEGIS). The radar data has been acquired in May 2018 with the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) multichannel ultra-wideband radar mounted on the Polar6 aircraft. Radar profiles cover an area of ~24 000 km^2 and extend over the well-defined shear margins of the NEGIS. The survey area is centred at the location of the drill site of the East Greenland Ice-Core Project (EastGRIP) and several radar lines intersect at this location. The survey layout is designed to (1) map the stratigraphic signature of the shear margins with radar profiles aligned perpendicular to ice flow and (2) trace the radar stratigraphy along several flow lines. While we are able to resolve radar reflections in the deep stratigraphy, we cannot fully resolve the steeply inclined reflections at the tightly folded shear margins in the lower part of the ice column. The NEGIS is causing the most significant discrepancies between numerically modelled and observed ice surface velocities. Given the high likelihood of future climate and ocean warming, this extensive data set of new high-resolution radar data in combination with the EastGRIP ice core will be a key contribution to understanding the past and future dynamics of the NEGIS.
Keyword(s):
AWI UWB; Ice dynamics; North East Greenland Ice Stream (NEGIS); radio echo sounding; RES; shear margins
Supplement to:
Franke, Steven; Jansen, Daniela; Binder, Tobias; Paden, John D; Dörr, Nils; Gerber, Tamara; Miller, Heinrich; Dahl-Jensen, Dorthe; Helm, Veit; Steinhage, Daniel; Weikusat, Ilka; Wilhelms, Frank; Eisen, Olaf (2022): Airborne ultra-wideband radar sounding over the shear margins and along flow lines at the onset region of the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream. Earth System Science Data, 14(2), 763-779, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-763-2022
Coverage:
Latitude: 75.633000 * Longitude: -35.992000
Event(s):
EGRIP-NOR-18 * Latitude: 75.633000 * Longitude: -35.992000 * Campaign: P6_211_EGRIP_NOR_2018 (Characterisation of the NEGIS Onset region with Radar around East GRIP) * Basis: POLAR 6 * Method/Device: Multiple investigations (MULT)
Comment:
Owner: Olaf Eisen (Alfred Wegener Institut Bremerhaven, Germany), Contact: olaf.eisen@awi.de
1. Shapefiles of the radar profiles - egrip-nor-2018_frames_epsg3413.shp
2. Figures of the radargrams and their locations - egrip-nor-2018_plots.zip
3. A spreadsheet containing all processing parameters - rds_para_EGRIP_NOR_2018_Polar6.xls
* For the documentation of the spreadsheet see the CReSIS Wiki Page - https://ops.cresis.ku.edu/wiki/index.php/Parameter_Spreadsheet_Guide
Parameter(s):
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethod/DeviceComment
1File nameFile nameEisen, Olaf
2Binary ObjectBinaryEisen, Olaf
Size:
90 data points

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