DISP Yearly Satellite Photographic Mosaics of Greenland 1962-1963

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0118

Summary

The Declassified Intelligence Satellite Photographs (DISP) Yearly Satellite Photographic Mosaics of Greenland are composites of black-and-white photographs of Greenland taken from American satellites in 1962 and 1963. The mosaics provide details of ice sheet morphology, glaciers, rock outcrops, the coastline, and other features. The image mosaics are useful for comparing the extent and internal configuration of the Greenland ice sheet with current satellite data. The data set consists of one tagged image file (.TIF) for each year.

The mosaic images are available via FTP. The files are large-- the 1962 mosaic image dimensions are 17,092 by 28,484 pixels and the file size is 464.3 MB. The 1963 image dimensions are 17,792 by 27,805 pixels and the file size is 471.8 MB.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 84°     S: 58°     E: -10°     W: -75°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Zhou, G., and Jezek, K.C.
Dataset Title: DISP Yearly Satellite Photographic Mosaics of Greenland 1962-1963
Dataset Release Date: 2002-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0118.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1962-05-15
Stop Date: 1963-10-31

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glaciers
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
  • Land Surface Topography Landforms
  • Spectral/Engineering Radar Radar Backscatter
  • Spectral/Engineering Radar Radar Imagery
  • Spectral/Engineering Radar Radar Reflectivity
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glaciers
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets

Ancillary Keywords

  • Airborne Ice Mapping Project
  • ARGON
  • CORONA
  • Danish Geodetic and Cadastral Agency Kort and Matrikelsyrelsen
  • Declassified Intelligence Satellite Photographs
  • Dem
  • Digital Elevation Model
  • DISP
  • ERS-1
  • European Remote Sensing Satellite
  • Glacier Flow
  • glaciers
  • Greenland
  • Greenland Aerogeophysics Project
  • Ice Flow
  • ice sheets
  • ICE STREAMS
  • ice surfaces
  • Image Mosaic
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • JPL
  • KMS
  • LANDFORMS
  • NASA
  • NASA Center of Excellence for Historical Satellite Data
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • NSIDC
  • Photographs
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Satellite Imagery
  • Satellite Radar Data
  • Subsurface Features
  • Surface Layer Backscatter

Platform

  • SATELLITES

Instrument

  • CAMERAS

Project

  • NSF/OPP Division of Polar Programs, Antarctic Research, Glaciology

Access Constraints

Users may obtain entire mosaics from NSIDC, but the individual scenes are not available.

Data Set Progress

complete

Data Center

NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 475 MB
Distribution Format: TIFF

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 483 MB
Distribution Format: TIFF

Personnel

Guoqing Zhou
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: gzhou@odu.edu
Contact Address:

  • Department of Civil Engineering and Technology
  • Old Dominion University, Kaufman Hall, Rm 214

City: Norfolk
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23529

Kenneth C. Jezek
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Department of Geological Sciences
  • and Byrd Polar Research Center
  • The Ohio State University

City: Columbus
Province or State: OH
Postal Code: 43210

NSIDC User Services
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Reference

Jezek, K.C., and G. Zhou, Satellite photograph mosaics of Greenland from the 1960s era. International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 23, no. 6, 1143-1159 (2002)

Zhou, G., K. Jezek, W. Wright, and J. Granger, 2002. Orthorectification of 1960s Satellite Photographs Covering Greenland. IEEE Trans. Geosci. and Rem Sens, vol 40, no 6, p. 1247-1259.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2002-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-09-18

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