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GLAS/ICESat 1 km Laser Altimetry Digital Elevation Model of Greenland

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eng; usa

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Hierarchy Level Name:

GLAS/ICESat 1 km Laser Altimetry Digital Elevation Model of Greenland

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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Date Stamp:

2014-07-29

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0305.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: GLAS/ICESat 1 km Laser Altimetry Digital Elevation Model of Greenland
Date:
Date: 2007
Date Type:
Value: publication
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode
Edition Date: 2007-06-21
Identifier: NSIDC-0305
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 Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) instrument on the Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) provides global measurements of elevation, and repeats measurements along nearly-identical tracks; its primary mission is to measure changes in ice volume (mass balance) over time. This digital elevation model (DEM) of Greenland is derived from GLAS/ICESat laser altimetry profile data and provides new surface elevation grids of the ice sheets and coastal areas, with greater latitudinal extent and fewer slope-related effects than radar altimetry. This DEM is generated from the first seven operational periods (from February 2003 through June 2005) of the GLAS instrument. It is provided on polar stereographic grids at 1 km grid spacing. The grid covers all of Greenland south of 83° N. Elevations are reported as centimeters above the datums, relative to both the WGS 84 ellipsoid and the EGM96 geoid, in two separate elevation data files. A data quality map of the interpolation distance is distributed in addition to the elevation data. ENVI header files are also provided. The data are in 4-byte (long) signed integer binary files (big endian byte order) and are available via FTP.

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.

John P. DiMarzio. 2007. GLAS/ICESat 1 km Laser Altimetry Digital Elevation Model of Greenland. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

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Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: John Dimarzio
Organization Name: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 301 614-5893

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: SGT, Inc.
City: Greenbelt
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Email: john.dimarzio@gsfc.nasa.gov

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Anita Brenner
Organization Name: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Code 614.5
City: Greenbelt
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Email: anita.brenner@gsfc.nasa.gov

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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Helen Fricker
Organization Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: University of California, San Diego
City: La Jolla
Administrative Area: California
Postal Code: 92093
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Robert Schutz
Organization Name: University of Texas at Austin
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: GLAS Science Team Lead
City: Austin
Administrative Area: TX
Postal Code: 78712-1085
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Christopher A. Shuman
Organization Name: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 301 614-5706

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Cryospheric Sciences Branch
City: Greenbelt
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Email: Christopher.A.Shuman@nasa.gov

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: H. Jay Zwally
Organization Name: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 301 614-5643

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
City: Greenbelt
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Email: Jay.Zwally@nasa.gov

Contact Role:

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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 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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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

Contact Role:

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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:
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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 > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
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Citation Information:

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

Keyword: ICESAT > Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite
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Citation Information:

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

Keyword: Altimetry
Keyword: Dem
Keyword: Digital Elevation Model
Keyword: Elevation
Keyword: Greenland
Keyword: Ice Sheet
Keyword: Ice Sheet Elevation
Keyword: Polar
Keyword: Polar Stereographic
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Value: theme
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eng; usa

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Topic Category:

Value: elevation
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Extent Information:

Spatial Temporal Extent:

Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -73
Eastbound Longitude: -11
Southbound Latitude: 60
Northbound Latitude: 83

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 20030201
End Position: 20050630

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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: FTP 24 MB

Digital Transfer Options:

Online Transfer Options:

Online Resources:

Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/DEM/nsidc0305_icesat_greenland_dem
Description: Data Access URL
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Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0304_0305_glas_dems.gd.html
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Offline Transfer Options:

Offline Resources:

Name:

Value: onLine
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Density: 24
Density Units: B
Medium Name: FTP

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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: GLAS > Geoscience Laser Altimeter System
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: ICESAT > Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite
Description: satellite
Instrument: GLAS > Geoscience Laser Altimeter System

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