KPDC, Korea Polar Data Center

Recent Data

  1. RTK GNSS data in Thwaites Glacier: 2020-2022

    RTK (Real Time Kinematic) GNSS data for monitoring the ice sheet movement and elevation change Iridium transmitted data

  2. ApRES (Autonomous phase-sensitive Radio Echo Sounder) data in Thwaites Glacier: 2020-2021

    ApRES data for the basal melt rate of ice shelf near the grounding line of Thwaites Glacier Iridium transmitted ApRES data

  3. Ice sheet monitoring GPS data around the Jang Bogo Station in 2021

    Remotely operating GPS system Investigation of the behaviour of ice sheet

Popular Data

  1. 1994 Seismic Data, Antarctica

    Korean Antarctic survey carried out as in year 1 of 'the Antarctic Undersea Geological Survey' was conducted at the end of 1994 was conducted Multi-channel Seismic Investgation and Drilling investigation in the central basin of the Bransfield Strait was located in between the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands and the Maxwell Bay area near Sejong Station. The field research was conducted wih other research at the same time. The research period was from 11 Dec. in 1994 to 23 Jan. in 1995 (13 days). - Korean Antarctic survey carried out as part of step 1 project in year 1 to investigate the possibility of oil resources in the Bransfield Strait of Antarctica. - Securing data for tectonic settings research in the same region. - Obtaining basic data for understanding marine geology and sedimentary layers in the same region.

  2. Trace elements in Vostok Antarctic Ice

    Lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) have been measured by electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry in various sections of the 3623m deep ice core drilled at Vostok, in central East Antarctica. The sections were dated from 240 to 410 kyear BP (Marine Isotopic Stages (MIS) 7.5 to 11.3), which corresponds to the 3rd and 4th glacial interglacial cycles before present. Concentrations are found to have varied greatly during this 170 kyear time period, with high concentration values during the coldest climatic stages such as MIS 8.4 and 10.2 and much lower concentration values during warmer periods, such as the interglacials MIS 7.5, 9.3 and 11.3. Rock and soil dust were the dominant sources for Pb, whatever the period, and for Zn and Cu and possibly Cd during cold climatic stages. The contribution from volcanic emissions was important for Cd during all periods and might have beensignificant for Cu and Zn during warm periods.

  3. 1997 Sediment Core, Antarctica

    Korean Antarctic survey was conducted in 1997 carried out in a continental shelf in the northwestern part of the Antarctic Peninsula. It took 2 days. We took on lease Norway R/V 'Polar Duke' and 11 researchers from ‘Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute’ participated as field investigation personnel. The Teac single-channel recorder, EPC Recorder, Q/C MicroMax system etc. was used mainly by Sleeve gun used as a sound source, compressor for creating compressed air, DFS-V Recorder for multi-channel Seismic record, 12-channel geophone of seismic streamers. Additional Gravity Core was used for sediment research through drilling.


  1. King Sejong Station Barton Peninsula, King George Island, Antarctica more infomation

    • Sun, 29 May, 2022, 05:39 AM (UTC)
    • 08:53
    • 14:51
    • -8.1 ℃
    • 69 %
    • 1003 hPa
    • 3.3 m/s, NE
  2. Jang Bogo Station Terra Nova Bay, Northern Victoria Land, Antarctica more infomation

    • Sun, 29 May, 2022, 05:40 AM (UTC)
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    • -14.2 ℃
    • 37 %
    • 972 hPa
    • 13.1 m/s, W
  3. Dasan Station NyÅlesund, Norway, Europe more infomation

    • Sun, 29 May, 2022, 05:30 AM (UTC)
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    • 4.0 ℃
    • 91 %
    • 1026 hPa
    • 1.0 m/s, WSW