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Monthly Iceberg Calving Dataset of the Antarctic Ice Shelves (2010-2019)

QI Mengzhen1,2,3LIU Yan1,2,3CHENG Xiao*4,2,3FENG Qiyang1LIN Yijing1,3WEI Yi1,2,3YANG Chen1,2,3HUI Fengming4,2,3CHEN Zhuoqi4,2,3LI Xinqing4,2,3ZHANG Yuanyuan1,2,3ZHANG Ying1,2,3CHEN Xintong1,3LIU Aobo1,2,3CHEN Yating1,2,3GUAN Zhenfu1,3YE Yue1,3SHANG Xinyi1,2,3TIAN Jiahui1,2,3DUAN Meihui1,3ZHANG Zhuoyu1,2,3
1State Key Laboratory of Remote Sensing Science,College of Global Change and Earth System Science,Beijing Normal University,Beijing 100875,China2Southern Marine Science and Engineering Guangdong Laboratory,Zhuhai 519082,China3University Corporation for Polar Research,Beijing 100875,China4School of Geospatial Engineering and Science,Sun Yat-Sen University,Zhuhai 519082,China


Published:Jul. 2020

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Key Words:

Antarctica,ice shelves,iceberg calving,remote sensing,Global Ecosystem and Environment Observation Analysis Research Cooperation


Iceberg calving is a major way for the Antarctic mass loss, it has been also regarded as a crucial variable in precisely evaluating the mass balance of ice shelves. The multi-source remote sensing data at the beginning of each month from August 2010 to August 2019 were used at this study, the monthly calving events that occurred between August 2010 and August 2019,l 109 months in total, through vector segmentation, and calculated their area, thickness, mass, and calving period throughspatial computing to obtain the monthly iceberg calving dataset of the Antarctic ice shelves (2010-2019). The dataset was composed of monthly data and a polar night data, which includes the distribution of monthly calving events, along with the calving year, calving month, length, area, thickness, mass, calving period, and calving types. This dataset is archived in .shp format and consists of 104 data files, with a data size of 4.31 MB (compresses to one file, 1.59 MB).

Foundation Item:

National Natural Science Foundation of China (41925027)

Data Citation:

QI Mengzhen, LIU Yan, CHENG Xiao*, FENG Qiyang, LIN Yijing, WEI Yi, YANG Chen, HUI Fengming, CHEN Zhuoqi, LI Xinqing, ZHANG Yuanyuan, ZHANG Ying, CHEN Xintong, LIU Aobo, CHEN Yating, GUAN Zhenfu, YE Yue, SHANG Xinyi, TIAN Jiahui, DUAN Meihui, ZHANG Zhuoyu. Monthly Iceberg Calving Dataset of the Antarctic Ice Shelves (2010-2019)[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2020. DOI: 10.3974/geodb.2020.04.13.V1.

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