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MEaSUREs Antarctic Grounding Line from Differential Satellite Radar Interferometry

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0498

Summary

This data set, part of the NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) program, provides 17 years of comprehensive high-resolution mapping of grounding lines in Antarctica, derived using differential satellite synthetic aperture radar interferometry (DInSAR) data from the Earth Remote Sensing Satellites 1 and 2 (ERS-1 and ERS-2), RADARSAT-1, RADARSAT-2, and the Advanced Land Observing System Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (ALOS PALSAR) for years 1994 to 2009. Parameters include latitude, longitude, sensor, and up to four orbits and respective dates.

Data are available via FTP in ASCII text (.txt) 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.

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 Antarctic Grounding Line from Differential Satellite Radar Interferometry
Dataset Release Date: 2011-12-13
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0498.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0498.001

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1992-01-01
Stop Date: 2009-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Mass Balance/Ice Sheet Mass Balance
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glaciers
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets

Ancillary Keywords

  • Antarctica
  • Antarctic Ice Sheet
  • grounding line
  • Ice Sheet
  • Spaceborne SAR

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

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

Instrument

  • 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

Data Set Progress

complete

Data Center

NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
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

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
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: 168 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

Eric Rignot
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

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. Antarctic grounding line mapping from differential satellite radar interferometry, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L10504,doi:10.1029/2011GL047109.

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: 2014-03-04

Metadata Views

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Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in plain text

DIF XML

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

FGDC HTML

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International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata

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