RAMP AMM-1 SAR Image Mosaic of Antarctica

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RAMP AMM-1 SAR Image Mosaic of Antarctica

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:

2014-09-16

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0103.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: RAMP AMM-1 SAR Image Mosaic of Antarctica
Date:
Date: 2013
Date Type:
Value: publication
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Edition: 2
Edition Date: 2013-03-12
Identifier: NSIDC-0103
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

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Website: http://nsidc.org

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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

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.

Jezek, K. C., J. C. Curlander, F. Carsey, C. Wales, and R. G. Barry. 2013. RAMP AMM-1 SAR Image Mosaic of Antarctica. Version 2. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

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Point of Contact:

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: John C. Curlander
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Vexcel Corporation
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80301
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Frank Carsey
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
City: Pasadena
Administrative Area: CA
Postal Code: 91109
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Carl Wales
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Alaska SAR Facility (ASF)
City: Fairbanks
Administrative Area: AK
Postal Code: 99775
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: R. G. Barry
Organization Name: University of Colorado
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

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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Maintenance Information:

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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

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Website: http://nsidc.org

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Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Continent > Antarctica
Keyword: Geographic Region > Polar
Keyword: Geographic Region > Southern Hemisphere
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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 > Glaciers
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Topography > Landforms
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Radar > Radar Backscatter
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Radar > Radar Imagery
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Radar > Radar Reflectivity
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Radar > Sigma Naught
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glaciers
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
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Value: discipline
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Citation Information:

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

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

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

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
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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: 19970901
End Position: 19971031

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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
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

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: Binary
Specification: FTP

Data File Format:

Name: Geographic Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF) (.geotiff)
Specification: FTP

Digital Transfer Options:

Online Transfer Options:

Online Resources:

Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/nsidc0103_radarsat_sar/
Description: Data Access URL
Function:

Value: download
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Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0103_ramp_mosaic.gd.html
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Offline Resources:

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Value: onLine
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Medium Name: FTP

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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: RADAR > Radio Detection and Ranging
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SAR > Synthetic Aperture Radar
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: RADARSAT-1
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

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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)