Identification_Information:
   Dataset_Identifier: NSIDC-0481

   Citation: 
      Citation_Information: 
         Originator: Joughin, I., B. Smith, I. Howat, T. Scambos.
         Publication_Date: 20110519
         Title: MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Velocity: Selected Glacier Site Velocity Maps from InSAR
         Publication_Information: 
            Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
            Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0481.html
         Online_Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0481.001

   Description: 
      Abstract:
         This data set is part of the NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in 
         Research Environments (MEaSUREs) program. This data set provides maps of 
         glacier outlet areas, some of which have shown profound velocity changes over 
         the MEaSUREs observation period from 2000 to 2011. The data are provided in 
         addition to the ice-sheet-wide data from the related data set, MEaSUREs 
         Greenland Ice Sheet Velocity Map from InSAR Data (NSIDC-0478: 
         http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0478.html). The InSAR Selected Glacier Site 
         Velocity Maps are produced from TerraSAR-X (TSX) image pairs collected from 
         January through November 2009, January through December 2010, and January 
         through November 2011.

         Data are available via FTP, in 4-byte Institute of Electrical and Electronics 
         Engineers (IEEE) floating point format.

         Note: These data are considered provisional pending a review by the MEaSUREs 
         program. Once the data have been reviewed, this statement will be removed from 
         this documentation.

      Purpose: scientific research
      Documentation: 
         User's_Guide: 
            Citation_Information: 
               Originator: Joughin, I., B. Smith, I. Howat, T. Scambos.
               Publication_Date: 20110519
               Title: MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Velocity: Selected Glacier Site Velocity Maps from InSAR
               Publication_Information: 
                  Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
                  Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
               Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/measures/nsidc0481_joughin/index.html

   Time_Period_of_Content:
      Time_Period_Information:
         Range_of_Dates/Times:
            Beginning_Date: 20090101
            Ending_Date: 20111130
      Currentness_Reference: publication date

   Status:
      Progress: Complete
      Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown

   Spatial_Domain:
      Bounding_Coordinates:
         West_Bounding_Coordinate: -70
         East_Bounding_Coordinate: -20
         North_Bounding_Coordinate: 82
         South_Bounding_Coordinate: 60

   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 > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Ice Motion
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Ice Velocity
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Ice Motion
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Ice Velocity
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: MEASURES > Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: SAR > Synthetic Aperture Radar
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: TSX > TerraSAR-X
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
         Theme_Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
         Theme_Keyword: Glacier
         Theme_Keyword: Greenland
         Theme_Keyword: Ice Velocity
         Theme_Keyword: ICE VELOCITY DATA
      Place:
         Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
         Place_Keyword: Continent > North America > Greenland
   Platform_and_Instrument_Identification:
      Platform_Full_Name: TerraSAR-X
      Platform_Short_Name: TSX
      Instrument_Full_Name: Synthetic Aperture Radar
      Instrument_Short_Name: SAR

   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-0481

   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: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/nsidc0481_MEASURES_greenland_V01/
      Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
   Metadata_Date: 20140304

   Metadata_Review_Date: 20140304

   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