Antarctic Ice Velocity Data

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0070

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Ted Scambos, compiler
Publication Date: 20040323
Title: Antarctic Ice Velocity Data
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0070.html
Online Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5KS6PH5

Description:

Abstract:

This compilation of recent ice velocity data of the Antarctic ice sheet is intended for use by the polar scientific community. The data are presented in tabular form (ASCII), containing latitude, longitude, speed, bearing, and error ranges. A metadata header describes the source of the data, the time of measurement, and gives details on measurement accuracy and precision. The tables are available for ftp transfer.

Web pages developed specifically for this data set provide detailed information for viewing and selecting the velocity data. These pages contain large satellite image maps (available as jpeg files). The data sets used to create these images were contributed by several investigators, generally from already published work. Both in situ and image-based methods are used.

References for the data sets are included with the data tables. If you have well-characterized Antarctic ice velocity data you would like to contribute to this site, please contact teds@icehouse.colorado.edu. If you have any questions concerning the relevance of these data to your work please contact NSIDC User Services.

Purpose: scientific research

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19750101
Ending Date: Unknown

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: In work
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -180°
East Bounding Coordinate: 180°
North Bounding Coordinate: -50°
South Bounding Coordinate: -90°

Keywords:

Theme:

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

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Theme Keyword: EOSDIS Earth Observing System Data Information System
Theme Keyword: ESIP Earth Science Information Partners Program

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
Theme Keyword: HRV High Resolution Visible Imaging System
Theme Keyword: TM Thematic Mapper

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: LANDSAT
Theme Keyword: NOAA POES NOAA Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites
Theme Keyword: SPOT-1 Systeme Probatoire Pour l'Observation de la Terre-1
Theme Keyword: SPOT-2 Systeme Probatoire Pour l'Observation de la Terre-2
Theme Keyword: SPOT-3 Systeme Probatoire Pour l'Observation de la Terre-3
Theme Keyword: SPOT-4 Systeme Probatoire Pour l'Observation de la Terre-4

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Antarctic
Theme Keyword: Antarctica
Theme Keyword: Antarctic Ice Sheet
Theme Keyword: Filchner Ice Shelf
Theme Keyword: Ice Sheet
Theme Keyword: Ice Shelf
Theme Keyword: Ice Velocity
Theme Keyword: ICE VELOCITY DATA
Theme Keyword: Ronne Ice Shelf
Theme Keyword: Ross Ice Shelf
Theme Keyword: Siple Coast
Theme Keyword: South Pole
Theme Keyword: VELMAP

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent Antarctica
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Polar
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Southern Hemisphere Antarctica

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-0070

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.

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20140314

Metadata Review Date:

20140314

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