MEaSUREs InSAR-Based Antarctica Ice Velocity Map

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eng; usa

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Hierarchy Level Name:

MEaSUREs InSAR-Based Antarctica Ice Velocity Map

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

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
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Date Stamp:

2014-10-21

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0484.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: MEaSUREs InSAR-Based Antarctica Ice Velocity Map
Date:
Date: 2011
Date Type:
Value: publication
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Edition Date: 2011-12-13
Identifier: NSIDC-0484
Identifier: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0484.001
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
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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Abstract:

This data set, 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 data. Data were acquired during the International Polar Year 2007 to 2009. These maps were built from spring 2009 data from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA)'s and MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA)'s RADARSAT-2, spring 2007-2008-2009 data from European Space Agency (ESA)'s Envisat Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR), and fall 2007-2008 data from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)'s Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (PALSAR), complemented by patches of CSA's RADARSAT-1 data from fall 2000 and ESA's Earth Remote Sensing Satellites ERS-1 and -2 data from spring 1996. Each radar instrument contributes its unique coverage and performance level. The final mosaics assemble 900 satellite tracks and more than 3,000 orbits of radar data. Data acquisitions between 2006 and 2011 are courtesy of the IPY Space Task Group. Data are available via FTP at 450 m and 900 m spacings, in both binary format (.dat) with an ENVI text header (.txt) and NetCDF. 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

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.

Rignot, E., J. Mouginot, and B. Scheuchl.. 2011. MEaSUREs InSAR-Based Antarctica Ice Velocity Map. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0484.001.

Status:

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Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Eric Rignot
Organization Name: University of California, Irvine
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Croul Hall
City: Irvine
Administrative Area: California
Postal Code: 92697
Country: USA
Email: erignot@uci.edu

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Jeremie Mouginot
Organization Name: University of California, Irvine
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Croul Hall
City: Irvine
Administrative Area: California
Postal Code: 92697
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Bernd Scheuchl
Organization Name: University of California, Irvine
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Croul Hall
City: Irvine
Administrative Area: California
Postal Code: 92697
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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 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

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

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Browse Graphic:

Image File: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/measures/nsidc0484_rignot/images/velocitymap.png
File Description: Sample Data Image

Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Continent > Antarctica
Keyword: Geographic Region > Polar
Keyword Type:
Value: place
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Keyword Thesaurus:

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 > Snow/Ice > Ice Velocity
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Ice Velocity
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Ice Velocity
Keyword Type:
Value: discipline
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

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

Keyword: MEASURES > Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

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

Keyword: Antarctica
Keyword: Antarctic Ice Sheet
Keyword: Ice
Keyword: Ice Sheet
Keyword: Ice Velocity
Keyword: ICE VELOCITY DATA
Keyword: velocity
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
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Dataset Constraints:

Legal Constraints:

Access Constraints:

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eng; usa

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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: 19960101
End Position: 20111231

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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
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Distribution Format(s):

Data File Format:

Name: NetCDF
Specification: FTP 300 MB

Data File Format:

Name: Binary
Specification: FTP 300 MB

Data File Format:

Name: Binary
Specification: FTP 1.2 GB

Data File Format:

Name: NetCDF
Specification: FTP 1.4 GB

Digital Transfer Options:

Online Transfer Options:

Online Resources:

Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/nsidc0484_MEASURES_antarc_vel_V01/
Description: Data Access URL
Function:

Value: download
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Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/measures/nsidc0484_rignot/index.html
Description: Documentation URL
Function:

Value: information
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Offline Resources:

Name:

Value: onLine
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Density: 300
Density Units: B
Medium Name: FTP

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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: ASAR > Advanced Synthetic Aperature Radar
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: PALSAR > Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SAR > Synthetic Aperture Radar
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: ALOS > Advanced Land Observing Satellite
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: ENVISAT > Environmental Satellite
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: ERS-1 > European Remote Sensing Satellite-1
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: ERS-2 > European Remote Sensing Satellite-2
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

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

Platform:

Name: RADARSAT-2
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

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DIF HTML

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