Radarsat Antarctic Mapping Project Digital Elevation Model Version 2

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0082

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Liu, H., K. Jezek, B. Li, and Z. Zhao
Publication Date: 20011001
Title: Radarsat Antarctic Mapping Project Digital Elevation Model Version 2
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0082.html

Description:

Abstract:

The high-resolution Radarsat Antarctic Mapping Project (RAMP) Digital Elevation Model (DEM) combines topographic data from a variety of sources to provide consistent coverage of all of Antarctica. Version 2 improves upon the original version by incorporating new topographic data, error corrections, extended coverage, and other modifications.

The DEM incorporates topographic data from satellite radar altimetry, airborne radar surveys, the recently-updated Antarctic Digital Database (version 2), and large-scale topographic maps from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Australian Antarctic Division. Data were collected between the 1940s and present, with most collected during the 1980s and 1990s. Although the RAMP DEM was created to aid in processing RAMP radar data, it does not utilize any RAMP radar data.

The 1 km, 400 m, and 200 m DEM data are provided in ARC/INFO and binary grid formats, and the 1 km and 400 m DEMs are also available in ASCII format. Data access is unrestricted, but users should register to receive e-mail notification of product updates and changes in processing.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

User's Guide:

Citation Information:

Originator: Liu, H., K. Jezek, B. Li, and Z. Zhao
Publication Date: 20011001
Title: Radarsat Antarctic Mapping Project Digital Elevation Model Version 2
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0082_ramp_dem_v2.gd.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19400101
Ending Date: 19990101

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 Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glaciers
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Topography Contours
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Topography Landforms
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Topography Topographical Relief
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glaciers
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Theme Keyword: RAMP Radarsat Antarctic Mapping Project

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: GPS Global Positioning System
Theme Keyword: GPS RECEIVERS
Theme Keyword: RADAR ALTIMETERS

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: AIRCRAFT
Theme Keyword: DEM Digital Elevation Model
Theme Keyword: ERS-1 European Remote Sensing Satellite-1
Theme Keyword: GROUND STATIONS
Theme Keyword: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Theme Keyword: MAPS

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Aircraft
Theme Keyword: Altimetry
Theme Keyword: Antarctic
Theme Keyword: Antarctica
Theme Keyword: Cartography
Theme Keyword: Contours
Theme Keyword: Cryosphere
Theme Keyword: DAAC
Theme Keyword: Dem
Theme Keyword: digital elevation models
Theme Keyword: EOSDIS
Theme Keyword: ERS-1
Theme Keyword: GIS error detection
Theme Keyword: glaciers
Theme Keyword: Goddard Space Flight Center
Theme Keyword: GPS data
Theme Keyword: Hydrosphere
Theme Keyword: Ice Sheet Elevation
Theme Keyword: ice sheets
Theme Keyword: Islands
Theme Keyword: LANDFORMS
Theme Keyword: Mapping
Theme Keyword: mountains
Theme Keyword: NASA
Theme Keyword: NSIDC
Theme Keyword: NSIDC-0082
Theme Keyword: Radar Altimetry
Theme Keyword: Radar Echo Sounders
Theme Keyword: RADARSAT-1
Theme Keyword: Radarsat Antarctic mapping project
Theme Keyword: RAMP
Theme Keyword: Relief
Theme Keyword: Satellite Radar Data
Theme Keyword: Terrain Elevation
Theme Keyword: Topographic Maps
Theme Keyword: Topography
Theme Keyword: updated
Theme Keyword: Version 2

Place:

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

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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Distributor:

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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-0082

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: ArcGIS

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

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.

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Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: ASCII Text (.txt)

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20131002

Metadata Review Date:

20131002

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