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ICE-GOUGE DATA - BEAUFORT SEA - ALASKA

World Data Service for Geophysics, Boulder

USGS Open File Report 83-706*

Data Announcement 84-MGG-07

The National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) and the World Data Center A for Glaciology**** jointly announce the availability of data from two ice-gouge studies in the Beaufort Sea, Alaska. The studies were conducted by scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and contain data, interpreted from side-scan sonar, on the size, density, location, seawater depth, orientation of dominant and subordinate gouges, number, depth, frequency, width, and other relevant data for ice gouges in the Beaufort Sea. The large size of the data set has required computer-assisted methods for the analysis and correlation of the ice-gouge characteristics. The data are available as two tape files. File 1 contains 2,071 records of data for the Beaufort Sea shelf west of the Canning River (USGS Open File Report 81-950).** File 2 contains 372 records of data for the Beaufort Sea shelf east of the Canning River (USGS Open File Report 82-974).***


* "Ice Gouge Data Sets from the Alaskan Beaufort Sea: Magnetic Tape and Documentation for Computer-Assisted Analyses and Correlation", Douglas M. Rearic and A. Graig McHendrie, 1982, USGS Open File Report No. 83-706, Geological Survey, U.S. Dept. of Interior, Menlo Park, CA.

** "Ice Gouge Data, Beaufort Sea, Alaska, 1972-1980", D.M. Rearic, P.W. Barnes, and Erk Reimnitz, 1981, USGS Open File Report No. 81-950, Geological Survey, U.S. Dept. of Interior, Menlo Park, CA.

*** "Marine Geological Investigations in the Beaufort Sea in 1981 and Preliminary Interpretations for Regions from the Canning River to the Canadian Border", Erk Reimnitz, P.W. Barnes, D.M. Minkler, E.W. Kempema, and T.E. Reiss, 1982, USGS Open File Report No. 82-974, Geological Survey, U.S. Dept. of Interior, Menlo Park, CA.

**** World Data Center A for Glaciology is operated for NGDC by the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.