Elevation Change of the Southern Greenland Ice Sheet from 1978-88

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Metadata Entity Set Information:

Language:

eng; usa

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Value: UTF8
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Hierarchy Level:

Value: dataset
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Hierarchy Level Name:

Elevation Change of the Southern Greenland Ice Sheet from 1978-88

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Curt H. Davis
Organization Name: University of Missouri at Columbia
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 573 884-3789

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 323 EBW
City: Columbia
Administrative Area: MO
Postal Code: 65211
Country: USA
Email: DavisCH@missouri.edu

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Date Stamp:

2014-11-21

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0223.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: Elevation Change of the Southern Greenland Ice Sheet from 1978-88
Date:
Date: 2001
Date Type:
Value: publication
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode
Edition Date: 2001-01-01
Identifier: NSIDC-0223
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
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
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Abstract:

Southern Greenland ice sheet elevation change estimates are derived from SEASAT and GEOSAT radar altimetry data from 1978 to 1988. Data are confined to 61-72 deg N, 30-50 deg W, above 1700 m elevation. The addition of GEOSAT Geodetic Mission (GM) data results in twice as many crossover points and 50% greater coverage than previous studies. Coverage above 2000 m elevation is improved to 90%, and about 75% of the area between 1700 m and 2000 m is now covered. Data are in ASCII text format, available via FTP, and consist of elevation change rate (dH/dt, cm/year) and corresponding error estimates in 50 km grid cells.

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.

Curt Davis, Craig Kluever, Bruce Haines. 2001. Elevation Change of the Southern Greenland Ice Sheet from 1978-88. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Status:

Value: complete
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Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Curt H. Davis
Organization Name: University of Missouri at Columbia
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 573 884-3789

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 323 EBW
City: Columbia
Administrative Area: MO
Postal Code: 65211
Country: USA
Email: DavisCH@missouri.edu

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Craig A. Kluever
Organization Name: University of Missouri at Columbia
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 573 882-6764

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: E3414engr Bldg East
City: Columbia
Administrative Area: MO
Postal Code: 65211
Country: USA
Email: KlueverC@missouri.edu

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Bruce Haines
Organization Name: California Institute of Technology
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 818 354-0686

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 4800 Oak Grove Dr.
City: Pasadena
Administrative Area: CA
Postal Code: 91109-8099
Country: USA
Email: bruce.j.haines@jpl.nasa.gov

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Maintenance Information:

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Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Curt H. Davis
Organization Name: University of Missouri at Columbia
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 573 884-3789

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 323 EBW
City: Columbia
Administrative Area: MO
Postal Code: 65211
Country: USA
Email: DavisCH@missouri.edu

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Continent > North America > Greenland
Keyword Type:
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 > Ice Sheets
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
Keyword Type:
Value: discipline
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

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

Keyword: PARCA > Program in Arctic Regional Climate Assessment
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

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

Keyword: Greenland
Keyword: Ice Sheet Elevation
Keyword: NASA
Keyword: NSIDC
Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
Keyword: PARCA
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
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Dataset Constraints:

Legal Constraints:

Access Constraints:

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Use Constraints:

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Other Constraints:

Access Constraints : none

Use Constraints : none

Language:

eng; usa

Character Set:

Value: UTF8
CodeList: MD_CharacterSetCode

Extent Information:

Spatial Temporal Extent:

Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -52
Eastbound Longitude: -30
Southbound Latitude: 61
Northbound Latitude: 72

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 19780101
End Position: 19881231

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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: ASCII Text (.txt)
Specification: FTP 10 KB

Digital Transfer Options:

Online Transfer Options:

Online Resources:

Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/parca/nsidc0223_elevation_change
Description: Data Access URL
Function:

Value: download
CodeList: CI_OnLineFunctionCode

Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0223_elevation_change.gd.html
Description: Documentation URL
Function:

Value: information
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Offline Transfer Options:

Offline Resources:

Name:

Value: onLine
CodeList: MD_MediumNameCode
Density: 10
Density Units: B
Medium Name: FTP

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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: RADAR ALTIMETERS
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: GEOSAT > Geodetic Satellite
Description: satellite
Instrument: RADAR ALTIMETERS

Platform:

Name: SEASAT > Ocean Dynamics Satellite
Description: satellite
Instrument: RADAR ALTIMETERS

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Metadata Views

ISO Text-Only

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in plain text

ISO XML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

FGDC HTML

U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)