Identification_Information:
   Dataset_Identifier: NSIDC-0489

   Citation: 
      Citation_Information: 
         Originator: Bindschadler, R., H. Choi, and ASAID Collaborators
         Publication_Date: 20110220
         Title: High-resolution Image-derived Grounding and Hydrostatic Lines for the Antarctic Ice Sheet
         Publication_Information: 
            Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
            Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0489.html
         Online_Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N56T0JK2

   Description: 
      Abstract:
         This data set provides grounding line and hydrostatic line locations for the 
         Antarctic coastline and islands around Antarctica. The data are derived using 
         customized software to combine data from Landsat-7 imagery and Ice, Cloud, and 
         land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) laser altimetry, which were primarily 
         collected between 1999 to 2003. The data set also includes elevations along 
         each line, selected from six candidate digital elevation models. The data were 
         developed as part of the Antarctic Surface Accumulation and Ice Discharge 
         (ASAID) project. 

         Data are available via FTP, provided in both ASCII text (.txt) and shapefile 
         (.shp, .dbf, .shx) formats.

      Purpose: scientific research
      Documentation: 
         User's_Guide: 
            Citation_Information: 
               Originator: Bindschadler, R., H. Choi, and ASAID Collaborators
               Publication_Date: 20110220
               Title: High-resolution Image-derived Grounding and Hydrostatic Lines for the Antarctic Ice Sheet
               Publication_Information: 
                  Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
                  Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
               Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/agdc/nsidc0489_bindschadler/index.html

   Time_Period_of_Content:
      Time_Period_Information:
         Range_of_Dates/Times:
            Beginning_Date: 19990101
            Ending_Date: 20031231
      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: -80

   Keywords:
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glaciers
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glaciers
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: ASAID > Antarctic Surface Accumulation and Ice Discharge
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: ETM+ > Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus
         Theme_Keyword: GLAS > Geoscience Laser Altimeter System
         Theme_Keyword: SAR > Synthetic Aperture Radar
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: ICESAT > Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite
         Theme_Keyword: LANDSAT-7
         Theme_Keyword: RADARSAT-2
         Theme_Keyword: SPOT-5 > Systeme Probatoire Pour l'Observation de la Terre-5
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
         Theme_Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
         Theme_Keyword: Antarctica
         Theme_Keyword: Antarctic Ice Sheet
         Theme_Keyword: Ice Sheet
      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-0489

   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: ESRI Shapefiles (.shp, .shx, .dbf, and .prj)
         Digital_Transfer_Option:
            Online_Option:
               Computer_Contact_Information:
                  Network_Address:
                     Network_Resource_Name: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/AGDC/nsidc0489_bindschadler_V01/
      Fees: None

   Standard_Order_Process:
      Digital_Form:
         Digital_Transfer_Information:
            Format_Name: ASCII Text (.txt)
         Digital_Transfer_Option:
            Online_Option:
               Computer_Contact_Information:
                  Network_Address:
                     Network_Resource_Name: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/AGDC/nsidc0489_bindschadler_V01/
      Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
   Metadata_Date: 20130805

   Metadata_Review_Date: 20130805

   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