Entry_ID: NSIDC-0103
Entry_Title: RAMP AMM-1 SAR Image Mosaic of Antarctica
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Jezek, K. C., J. C. Curlander, F. Carsey, C. Wales, and R. G. Barry. 
   Dataset_Title: RAMP AMM-1 SAR Image Mosaic of Antarctica
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2013-03-12
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Version: 2
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0103.html
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Kenneth
   Middle_Name: C.
   Last_Name: Jezek
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Department of Geological Sciences
      Address: and Byrd Polar Research Center
      Address: The Ohio State University
      City: Columbus
      Province_or_State: OH
      Postal_Code: 43210
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: John
   Middle_Name: C.
   Last_Name: Curlander
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Vexcel Corporation
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80301
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Frank
   Last_Name: Carsey
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
      City: Pasadena
      Province_or_State: CA
      Postal_Code: 91109
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Carl
   Last_Name: Wales
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Alaska SAR Facility (ASF)
      Address: Geophysical Institute
      Address: University of Alaska Fairbanks
      City: Fairbanks
      Province_or_State: AK
      Postal_Code: 99775
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: R.
   Middle_Name: G.
   Last_Name: Barry
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Colorado
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology
      Address: 449 UCB
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309-0449
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Technical Contact
   First_Name: NSIDC
   Last_Name: User Services
   Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
   Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
      Address: University of Colorado
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309-0449
      Country: USA
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Glaciers
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Sheets
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Topography
   Variable_Level_1: Landforms
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Radar
   Variable_Level_1: Radar Backscatter
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Radar
   Variable_Level_1: Radar Imagery
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Radar
   Variable_Level_1: Radar Reflectivity
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Spectral/Engineering
   Term: Radar
   Variable_Level_1: Sigma Naught
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Glaciers
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Sheets
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Keyword: Alaska SAR Facility
Keyword: AMM-1
Keyword: Antarctica
Keyword: Antarctic Mapping Mission 1
Keyword: Byrd Polar Research Center
Keyword: Canadian Space Agency
Keyword: Crevasses
Keyword: CSA
Keyword: Field Camps
Keyword: Glacier Flow
Keyword: glaciers
Keyword: Goddard Space Flight Center
Keyword: Ice Flow
Keyword: ice sheets
Keyword: ICE STREAMS
Keyword: ice surfaces
Keyword: Image Mosaic
Keyword: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Keyword: Ken Jezek
Keyword: Kenneth Jezek
Keyword: LANDFORMS
Keyword: NASA
Keyword: NASA Pathfinder Program
Keyword: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Keyword: National Imagery and Mapping Agency
Keyword: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Keyword: NIMA
Keyword: NSIDC
Keyword: NSIDC-0103
Keyword: RADARSAT-1
Keyword: Radarsat Antarctic mapping project
Keyword: Radarsat imagery
Keyword: Radarsat images
Keyword: RAMP
Keyword: Runways
Keyword: SAR imagery
Keyword: SAR images
Keyword: Satellite Radar Data
Keyword: Snowmobile Tracks
Keyword: Subsurface Features
Keyword: Surface Layer Backscatter
Keyword: Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery
Keyword: The Ohio State University
Keyword: Vexcel Corporation
Sensor_Name: RADAR > Radio Detection and Ranging
Sensor_Name: SAR > Synthetic Aperture Radar
Source_Name: RADARSAT-1
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1997-09-01
   Stop_Date: 1997-10-31
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -90
   Northernmost_Latitude: -60
   Westernmost_Longitude: -180
   Easternmost_Longitude: 180
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ANTARCTICA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: POLAR
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
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Project: RAMP > Radarsat Antarctic Mapping Project
Data_Set_Language: English
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NASA DAAC > NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Format: Binary
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Format: Geographic Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF) (.geotiff)
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Group: Reference

   Jezek, K. C. 1999. Glaciological properties of the Antarctic ice sheet from 
   RADARSAT-1 synthetic aperture radar imagery. Annals of Glaciology 29:286-290. 
   Jezek, K.C. in press. RADARSAT-1 Antarctic mapping project: change detection 
   and surface velocity campaign. Annals of Glaciology 34.

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Group: Summary

   In 1997, the Canadian RADARSAT-1 satellite was rotated in orbit so that its 
   Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) antenna looked south towards Antarctica. This 
   permitted the first high-resolution mapping of the entire continent of 
   Antarctica. In 18 days, the satellite acquired a complete coverage of radar 
   image swaths as part of the first Antarctic Mapping Mission (AMM-1). Swath 
   images were assembled into an image mosaic depicting the entire continent at 
   25 m resolution. The mosaic provides a detailed look at ice sheet morphology, 
   rock outcrops, research infrastructure, the coastline, and other features of 
   Antarctica, as well as representing calibrated radar backscatter data, which 
   may provide insight into climate processes affecting the upper few meters of 
   snow cover.

   Data are available via FTP, and are offered in a variety of formats. A series 
   of approximately 90 image tiles covers the entire continent at 25 m 
   resolution, and single mosaic images derived from these tiles cover the 
   continent at resolutions ranging from 125 m to 1 km. The single images provide 
   good detail in convenient image formats. The tile products preserve the 
   highest resolution of spatial detail, and retain the quantitative measure of 
   backscatter intensity, but are necessarily large files that require assembly 
   by the user.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/ramp/index.html
   Description: RADARSAT Product Web Site
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IDN_Node: USA/NASA
Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2013-03-12
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-10-14
DIF_Revision_History: Fixed data access links for search.