Identification_Information:
   Dataset_Identifier: NSIDC-0280

   Citation: 
      Citation_Information: 
         Originator: Haran, T., J. Bohlander, T. Scambos, T. Painter, and M. Fahnestock. 
         Publication_Date: 20051102
         Title: MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica 2003-2004 (MOA2004) Image Map
         Publication_Information: 
            Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
            Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0280.html
         Online_Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5ZK5DM5

   Description: 
      Abstract:
         The MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica 2003-2004 (MOA2004) Image Map consists of two 
         cloud-free digital image maps that show mean surface morphology and a 
         quantatative measure of optical snow grain size on the Antarctic continent and 
         surrounding islands. The 260 orbit swaths used to create the 2003/2004 MOA 
         Surface Morphology Image Map and the 2003/2004 MOA Grain Size Image Map were 
         acquired 20 November 2003 through 29 February 2004 by the Moderate Resolution 
         Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instruments on board the NASA EOS Aqua and 
         Terra satellites. The 122 orbit swaths used to create the 2003 MOA Grain Size 
         Image Map were acquired 1 November 2003 through 17 December 2003. Vector data 
         sets with the corresponding coastlines, ice sheet grounding lines, and islands 
         are also provided.

      Purpose: scientific research
      Documentation: 
         User's_Guide: 
            Citation_Information: 
               Originator: Haran, T., J. Bohlander, T. Scambos, T. Painter, and M. Fahnestock. 
               Publication_Date: 20051102
               Title: MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica 2003-2004 (MOA2004) Image Map
               Publication_Information: 
                  Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
                  Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
               Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/agdc/nsidc0280/index.html

   Time_Period_of_Content:
      Time_Period_Information:
         Range_of_Dates/Times:
            Beginning_Date: 20031101
            Ending_Date: 20040229
      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 > Firn > Snow Grain Size
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets > Surface Morphology
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
         Theme_Keyword: 
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: MODIS > Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: AQUA > Earth Observing System, AQUA
         Theme_Keyword: SATELLITES
         Theme_Keyword: TERRA > Earth Observing System, TERRA (AM-1)
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
         Theme_Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
         Theme_Keyword: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
         Theme_Keyword: AGDC
         Theme_Keyword: Antarctica
         Theme_Keyword: Aqua
         Theme_Keyword: MODIS
         Theme_Keyword: Satellite Imagery
         Theme_Keyword: Satellites
         Theme_Keyword: snow grain size
         Theme_Keyword: Surface Morphology
         Theme_Keyword: Terra
      Place:
         Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
         Place_Keyword: Continent > Antarctica
         Place_Keyword: Geographic Region > Polar

   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
            Address: 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

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
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: 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-0280

   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.

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Metadata_Reference_Information:
   Metadata_Date: 20140717

   Metadata_Review_Date: 20140717

   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
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: 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