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RAMP AMM-1 SAR Image Mosaic of Antarctica

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0103

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Jezek, K. C., J. C. Curlander, F. Carsey, C. Wales, and R. G. Barry.
Publication Date: 20130312
Title: RAMP AMM-1 SAR Image Mosaic of Antarctica
Edition: 2
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0103.html

Description:

Abstract:

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.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

User's Guide:

Citation Information:

Originator: Jezek, K. C., J. C. Curlander, F. Carsey, C. Wales, and R. G. Barry.
Publication Date: 20130312
Title: RAMP AMM-1 SAR Image Mosaic of Antarctica
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0103_ramp_mosaic.gd.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19970901
Ending Date: 19971031

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 Glaciers
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Topography Landforms
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Radar Radar Backscatter
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Radar Radar Imagery
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Radar Radar Reflectivity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Radar Sigma Naught
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glaciers
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: RADAR Radio Detection and Ranging
Theme Keyword: SAR Synthetic Aperture Radar

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: RADARSAT-1

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Alaska SAR Facility
Theme Keyword: AMM-1
Theme Keyword: Antarctica
Theme Keyword: Antarctic Mapping Mission 1
Theme Keyword: Byrd Polar Research Center
Theme Keyword: Canadian Space Agency
Theme Keyword: Crevasses
Theme Keyword: CSA
Theme Keyword: Field Camps
Theme Keyword: Glacier Flow
Theme Keyword: glaciers
Theme Keyword: Goddard Space Flight Center
Theme Keyword: Ice Flow
Theme Keyword: ice sheets
Theme Keyword: ICE STREAMS
Theme Keyword: ice surfaces
Theme Keyword: Image Mosaic
Theme Keyword: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Theme Keyword: Ken Jezek
Theme Keyword: Kenneth Jezek
Theme Keyword: LANDFORMS
Theme Keyword: NASA
Theme Keyword: NASA Pathfinder Program
Theme Keyword: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Theme Keyword: National Imagery and Mapping Agency
Theme Keyword: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Theme Keyword: NIMA
Theme Keyword: NSIDC
Theme Keyword: NSIDC-0103
Theme Keyword: RADARSAT-1
Theme Keyword: Radarsat Antarctic mapping project
Theme Keyword: Radarsat imagery
Theme Keyword: Radarsat images
Theme Keyword: RAMP
Theme Keyword: Runways
Theme Keyword: SAR imagery
Theme Keyword: SAR images
Theme Keyword: Satellite Radar Data
Theme Keyword: Snowmobile Tracks
Theme Keyword: Subsurface Features
Theme Keyword: Surface Layer Backscatter
Theme Keyword: Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery
Theme Keyword: The Ohio State University
Theme Keyword: Vexcel Corporation

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

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-0103

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: Binary

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: Geographic Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF) (.geotiff)

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20131014

Metadata Review Date:

20131014

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