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MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Velocity: Selected Glacier Site Velocity Maps from InSAR

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0481

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Joughin, I., B. Smith, I. Howat, and T. Scambos.
Publication Date: 20110519
Title: MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Velocity: Selected Glacier Site Velocity Maps from InSAR
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0481.html
Online Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0481.001

Description:

Abstract:

This data set is part of the NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) program. This data set provides maps of glacier outlet areas, some of which have shown profound velocity changes over the MEaSUREs observation period from 2000 to 2012. The data are provided in addition to the ice-sheet-wide data from the related data set, MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Sheet Velocity Map from InSAR Data (NSIDC-0478: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0478.html). The InSAR Selected Glacier Site Velocity Maps are produced from TerraSAR-X (TSX) image pairs collected between January 2009 and December 2012.

Data are available via FTP, in 4-byte Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) floating point format.

Note: These data are considered provisional pending a review by the MEaSUREs program. Once the data have been reviewed, this statement will be removed from this documentation.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

User's Guide:

Citation Information:

Originator: Joughin, I., B. Smith, I. Howat, and T. Scambos.
Publication Date: 20110519
Title: MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Velocity: Selected Glacier Site Velocity Maps from InSAR
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/measures/nsidc0481_joughin/index.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 20090101
Ending Date: 20121231

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -70°
East Bounding Coordinate: -20°
North Bounding Coordinate: 82°
South Bounding Coordinate: 60°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glaciers
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Motion
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Velocity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Motion
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Velocity

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Theme Keyword: MEASURES Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: SAR Synthetic Aperture Radar

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: TSX TerraSAR-X

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Glacier
Theme Keyword: Greenland
Theme Keyword: Ice Velocity
Theme Keyword: ICE VELOCITY DATA

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent North America Greenland

Platform and Instrument Identification:

Platform Full Name: TerraSAR-X
Platform Short Name: TSX
Instrument Full Name: Synthetic Aperture Radar
Instrument Short Name: SAR

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

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

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468 x
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Distribution Information:

Distributor:

Contact Information:

Contact Organization Primary:

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

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Resource Description:

NSIDC-0481

Distribution Liability:

NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Standard Order Process:

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: Binary

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20140818

Metadata Review Date:

20140818

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

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

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Metadata Standard Name:

FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

Metadata Standard Version:

FGDC-STD-012-2002

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Metadata Views

FGDC Text-Only

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in plain text

FGDC XML

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

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

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata