Identification_Information:
   Dataset_Identifier: NSIDC-0484

   Citation: 
      Citation_Information: 
         Originator: Rignot, E., J. Mouginot, and B. Scheuchl.
         Publication_Date: 20111213
         Title: MEaSUREs InSAR-Based Antarctica Ice Velocity Map
         Publication_Information: 
            Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
            Publisher: NASA NSIDC DAAC: NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center
         Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0484.html
         Online_Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0484.001

   Description: 
      Abstract:
         This data set (NSIDC-0484), part of the NASA Making Earth System Data Records 
         for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program, provides the first 
         comprehensive, high-resolution, digital mosaics of ice motion in Antarctica 
         assembled from multiple satellite interferometric synthetic-aperture radar 
         systems. The majority of the data were acquired during the International Polar 
         Year 2007 to 2009. Additional data were utilized as needed to maximize 
         coverage. Mosaics are available at 450 m and 900 m spacings.

         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: Rignot, E., J. Mouginot, and B. Scheuchl.
               Publication_Date: 20111213
               Title: MEaSUREs InSAR-Based Antarctica Ice Velocity Map
               Publication_Information: 
                  Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
                  Publisher: NASA NSIDC DAAC: NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center
               Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/measures/nsidc0484_rignot/index.html

   Time_Period_of_Content:
      Time_Period_Information:
         Range_of_Dates/Times:
            Beginning_Date: 19960101
            Ending_Date: 20111231
      Currentness_Reference: publication date

   Status:
      Progress: Complete
      Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown

   Spatial_Domain:
      Bounding_Coordinates:
         West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180
         East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180
         North_Bounding_Coordinate: -60
         South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90

   Keywords:
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Ice Velocity
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Ice Velocity
         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: ASAR > Advanced Synthetic Aperature Radar
         Theme_Keyword: PALSAR > Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar
         Theme_Keyword: SAR > Synthetic Aperture Radar
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: ALOS > Advanced Land Observing Satellite
         Theme_Keyword: ENVISAT > Environmental Satellite
         Theme_Keyword: ERS-1 > European Remote Sensing Satellite-1
         Theme_Keyword: ERS-2 > European Remote Sensing Satellite-2
         Theme_Keyword: RADARSAT-1
         Theme_Keyword: RADARSAT-2
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
         Theme_Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
         Theme_Keyword: Antarctica
         Theme_Keyword: Antarctic Ice Sheet
         Theme_Keyword: Ice
         Theme_Keyword: Ice Sheet
         Theme_Keyword: Ice Velocity
         Theme_Keyword: ICE VELOCITY DATA
         Theme_Keyword: MEaSUREs-project
         Theme_Keyword: velocity
      Place:
         Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
         Place_Keyword: Continent > Antarctica
         Place_Keyword: Geographic Region > Polar

   Access_Constraints:

      These data are offered free of charge. You may use these data freely, provided 
      that you cite NSIDC DAAC as the source, and provide an acknowledgment in any 
      published papers.


   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
            Address: 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

Distribution_Information:
   Distributor:
      Contact_Information:
         Contact_Organization_Primary:
            Contact_Organization: NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center
            Contact_Person: NSIDC User Services
         Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing
            Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: 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

   Resource_Description: NSIDC-0484

   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: NetCDF
         Digital_Transfer_Option:
            Online_Option:
               Computer_Contact_Information:
                  Network_Address:
                     Network_Resource_Name: ftp://n5eil01u.ecs.nsidc.org/SAN/MEASURES/NSIDC-0484.001
      Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
   Metadata_Date: 20150818

   Metadata_Review_Date: 20150818

   Metadata_Contact: 
      Contact_Information:
         Contact_Person_Primary:
            Contact_Person: NSIDC User Services
            Contact_Organization: NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center
         Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing
            Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: 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

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

   Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-012-2002