MEaSUREs InSAR-Based Antarctica Ice Velocity Map

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0484

Summary

This data set (NSIDC-0484), part of the NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program, provides the first comprehensive, high-resolution, digital mosaics of ice motion in Antarctica assembled from multiple satellite interferometric synthetic-aperture radar systems. The majority of the data were acquired during the International Polar Year 2007 to 2009. Additional data were utilized as needed to maximize coverage. Mosaics are available at 450 m and 900 m spacings.

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.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -60°     S: -90°     E: 180°     W: -180°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Rignot, E., J. Mouginot, and B. Scheuchl.
Dataset Title: MEaSUREs InSAR-Based Antarctica Ice Velocity Map
Dataset Release Date: 2011-12-13
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NASA NSIDC DAAC: NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0484.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0484.001

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1996-01-01
Stop Date: 2011-12-31

Data Resolution

Latitude Resolution: 900 m
Longitude Resolution: 900 m

Latitude Resolution: 450 m
Longitude Resolution: 450 m

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Velocity
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Velocity
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Velocity

Ancillary Keywords

  • Antarctica
  • Antarctic Ice Sheet
  • Ice
  • Ice Sheet
  • Ice Velocity
  • ICE VELOCITY DATA
  • MEaSUREs-project
  • velocity

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • ALOS Advanced Land Observing Satellite
  • ENVISAT Environmental Satellite
  • ERS-1 European Remote Sensing Satellite-1
  • ERS-2 European Remote Sensing Satellite-2
  • RADARSAT-1
  • RADARSAT-2

Instrument

  • ASAR Advanced Synthetic Aperature Radar
  • PALSAR Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar
  • SAR Synthetic Aperture Radar

Project

  • MEASURES Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments

Access Constraints

These data are offered free of charge. You may use these data freely, provided that you cite NSIDC DAAC as the source, and provide an acknowledgment in any published papers.

Data Set Progress

complete

Originating Center

UC-IRVINE/PHYSSCI/ESS

Data Center

NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
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

NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
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

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 340 MB
Distribution Format: NetCDF

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 1.4 GB
Distribution Format: NetCDF

Personnel

Eric Rignot
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: erignot@uci.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of California, Irvine
  • Department of Earth System Science
  • Croul Hall

City: Irvine
Province or State: California
Postal Code: 92697
Country: USA

Jeremie Mouginot
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of California, Irvine
  • Department of Earth System Science
  • Croul Hall

City: Irvine
Province or State: California
Postal Code: 92697
Country: USA

Bernd Scheuchl
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of California, Irvine
  • Department of Earth System Science
  • Croul Hall

City: Irvine
Province or State: California
Postal Code: 92697
Country: USA

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

Rignot, E., J. Mouginot, and B. Scheuchl. 2011. Ice Flow of the Antarctic Ice Sheet, Science, Vol. 333, pp. 1427-1430. doi 10.1126/science.1208336.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2011-12-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2015-08-18

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