Digital SAR Mosaic and Elevation Map of the Greenland Ice Sheet

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eng; usa

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Digital SAR Mosaic and Elevation Map of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Website: http://nsidc.org

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Date Stamp:

2014-10-24

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0052.html

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Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: Digital SAR Mosaic and Elevation Map of the Greenland Ice Sheet
Date:
Date: 1997
Date Type:
Value: publication
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode
Edition Date: 1997-01-01
Identifier: NSIDC-0052
Cited Responsible Party:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC DAAC User Services
Organization Name: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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Abstract:

The Digital SAR Mosaic and Elevation Map of the Greenland Ice Sheet CD-ROM combines the most detailed synthetic aperture radar (SAR) image mosaic available with the best current digital elevation model. The mosaic image shows both the location of the ice edge and the distribution of melt-related 'scatterers' on the surface. These scatterers include ice lenses and complex layered structure in the percolation zone and bare ice of the ablation zone. Other melt-related features that can be seen include lake and surface meltwater stream channels at lower elevations, as well as ice-marginal lakes. This characterization of the ice sheet provides a reference against which future change can be measured. Changing conditions resulting from climatic variation should show up as changes in the ice margin and shifts in the hydrologic zones. It is hoped that the standard reference provided by this data set can facilitate activities aimed at change detection and promote other work aimed at understanding the processes operating on the ice sheet. The image data are derived from SAR image swaths acquired by the ERS-1 satellite during August of 1992. The mosaic was assembled at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). Its component images are a copyrighted product of the European Space Agency. The mosaic, a value-added derived product, is available to individuals and non-profit organizations for research oriented purposes only. The Danish geodetic and cadastral agency Kort-og Matrikelstyrelsen (KMS) compiled the elevation data provided with the product from a number of sources, including field surveys, aerial photographs, and the ERS-1 radar altimeter. The elevation data are also provided only to individuals and non-profit organizations for research oriented purposes. Included with the data is NSIDC's limb (large image map browser) software, which was developed in-house and allows UNIX users to easily select and view portions of the mosaic image with elevation contours derived from the elevation data overlain. Limb is provided as 'freeware' for general use. NSIDC distributes the Digital SAR Mosaic and Elevation Map of the Greenland Ice Sheet on CD-ROM at no charge.

Purpose:

Scientific Research

Credit:

The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Fahnestock, Mark, Simon Ekholm, Kenneth Knowles, Ron Kwok, Ted Scambos. 1997. Digital SAR Mosaic and Elevation Map of the Greenland Ice Sheet. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. CD-ROM.

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Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Mark Fahnestock
Organization Name: University of New Hampshire
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Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 603 862-0322

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: University of New Hampshire
City: Durham
Administrative Area: NH
Postal Code: 03824-3525
Country: USA
Email: mark.fahnestock@unh.edu

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Simon Ekholm
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Kort-og Matrikelstyrelsen
City: Copenhagen
Country: Denmark

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Kenneth Knowles
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Ron Kwok
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
City: Pasadena
Administrative Area: CA
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Ted Scambos
Organization Name: University of Colorado
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: scambos@nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Mike Meshek
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

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Value: principalInvestigator
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Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

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Image File: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0075_geosat/images/greenland.gif
File Description: A low-resolution sample view of the DEM and Radar image coverage.

Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Continent > North America > Greenland
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Value: place
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
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Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Ice Edges
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Ice Edges
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Ice Edges
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Ice Edges
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Radar > Radar Backscatter
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Radar > Radar Backscatter
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Radar > Radar Cross-section
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Radar > Radar Cross-section
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Radar > Radar Imagery
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Radar > Radar Imagery
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Radar > Radar Reflectivity
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Radar > Radar Reflectivity
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Radar > Return Power
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Radar > Return Power
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
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Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Science Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
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Keywords

Keyword: EOSDIS > Earth Observing System Data Information System
Keyword: ESIP > Earth Science Information Partners Program
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Value: theme
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Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Project Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
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Value: revision
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Legal Constraints:

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Use Constraints:

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Other Constraints:

This data set is available for non-profit, research-oriented purposes only. Prospective users of the product are required to complete a Research Agreement stating that the image and elevation data will be only be used under the specified terms and conditions.

For non-profit, research-oriented purposes only.

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eng; usa

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Topic Category:

Value: elevation
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Topic Category:

Value: geoscientificInformation
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Topic Category:

Value: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
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Topic Category:

Value: inlandWaters
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Extent Information:

Spatial Temporal Extent:

Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -73
Eastbound Longitude: -10
Southbound Latitude: 60
Northbound Latitude: 84

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 19910101
End Position: 19951231

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Distribution Information:

Distributor Information:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC DAAC User Services
Organization Name: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Distribution Format(s):

Data File Format:

Name: Binary
Specification: CD-ROM

Digital Transfer Options:

Online Transfer Options:

Online Resources:

Linkage: http://nsidc.org/forms/nsidc-0052_md.html
Description: Data Access URL
Function:

Value: download
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Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0052_greenland_sar_dem.gd.html
Description: Documentation URL
Function:

Value: information
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Offline Transfer Options:

Offline Resources:

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Value: onLine
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Medium Name: CD-ROM

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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: RADAR ALTIMETERS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SAR > Synthetic Aperture Radar
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: ERS-1 > European Remote Sensing Satellite-1
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: GEOSAT > Geodetic Satellite
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

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