Radarsat Antarctic Mapping Project Digital Elevation Model Version 2

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eng; usa

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Hierarchy Level Name:

Radarsat Antarctic Mapping Project Digital Elevation Model Version 2

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

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Website: http://nsidc.org

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Date Stamp:

2014-12-19

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0082.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: Radarsat Antarctic Mapping Project Digital Elevation Model Version 2
Date:
Date: 2001
Date Type:
Value: publication
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Edition Date: 2001-10-01
Identifier: NSIDC-0082
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

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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

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.

Liu, H., K. Jezek, B. Li, and Z. Zhao. 2001. Radarsat Antarctic Mapping Project Digital Elevation Model Version 2. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Status:

Value: complete
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Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Hongxing Liu
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Department of Geography

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Kenneth C. Jezek
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Department of Geological Sciences
City: Columbus
Administrative Area: OH
Postal Code: 43210
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Biyan Li
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: The Byrd Polar Research Center

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Zhiyuan Zhao
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: The Byrd Polar Research Center

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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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

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Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Continent > Antarctica
Keyword: Geographic Region > Polar
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Value: place
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Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
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Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glaciers
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Topography > Contours
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Topography > Landforms
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Topography > Topographical Relief
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glaciers
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
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Title: NASA / GCMD Science Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
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Keywords

Keyword: RAMP > Radarsat Antarctic Mapping Project
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
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Citation Information:

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

Keyword: Aircraft
Keyword: Altimetry
Keyword: Antarctic
Keyword: Antarctica
Keyword: Cartography
Keyword: Contours
Keyword: Cryosphere
Keyword: DAAC
Keyword: Dem
Keyword: digital elevation models
Keyword: EOSDIS
Keyword: ERS-1
Keyword: GIS error detection
Keyword: glaciers
Keyword: Goddard Space Flight Center
Keyword: GPS data
Keyword: Hydrosphere
Keyword: Ice Sheet Elevation
Keyword: ice sheets
Keyword: Islands
Keyword: LANDFORMS
Keyword: Mapping
Keyword: mountains
Keyword: NASA
Keyword: NSIDC
Keyword: NSIDC-0082
Keyword: Radar Altimetry
Keyword: Radar Echo Sounders
Keyword: RADARSAT-1
Keyword: Radarsat Antarctic mapping project
Keyword: RAMP
Keyword: Relief
Keyword: Satellite Radar Data
Keyword: Terrain Elevation
Keyword: Topographic Maps
Keyword: Topography
Keyword: updated
Keyword: Version 2
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Other Constraints:

Access Constraints : none

Use Constraints : none

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eng; usa

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Extent Information:

Spatial Temporal Extent:

Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -180
Eastbound Longitude: 180
Southbound Latitude: -90
Northbound Latitude: -60

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 19400101
End Position: 19990101

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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
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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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Distribution Format(s):

Data File Format:

Name: ArcGIS
Specification: FTP 114 MB

Data File Format:

Name: Binary
Specification: FTP 1410 MB

Data File Format:

Name: ArcGIS
Specification: FTP 25 MB

Data File Format:

Name: ArcGIS
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Data File Format:

Name: Binary
Specification: FTP 352 MB

Data File Format:

Name: Binary
Specification: FTP 56 MB

Data File Format:

Name: ASCII Text (.txt)
Specification: FTP 2649 MB

Data File Format:

Name: ASCII Text (.txt)
Specification: FTP 424 MB

Digital Transfer Options:

Online Transfer Options:

Online Resources:

Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/nsidc0082_radarsat_dem_v02
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Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0082_ramp_dem_v2.gd.html
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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: GPS > Global Positioning System
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: GPS RECEIVERS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: RADAR ALTIMETERS
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: AIRCRAFT
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: DEM > Digital Elevation Model
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: ERS-1 > European Remote Sensing Satellite-1
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: GROUND STATIONS
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: MAPS
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

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ISO XML

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DIF HTML

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

FGDC HTML

U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)