Entry_ID: NSIDC-0498
Entry_Title: MEaSUREs Antarctic Grounding Line from Differential Satellite Radar Interferometry
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Eric
   Last_Name: Rignot
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of California, Irvine
      Address: Department of Earth System Science
      Address: Croul Hall
      City: Irvine
      Province_or_State: California
      Postal_Code: 92697
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Jeremie
   Last_Name: Mouginot
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of California, Irvine
      Address: Department of Earth System Science
      Address: Croul Hall
      City: Irvine
      Province_or_State: California
      Postal_Code: 92697
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Bernd
   Last_Name: Scheuchl
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of California, Irvine
      Address: Department of Earth System Science
      Address: Croul Hall
      City: Irvine
      Province_or_State: California
      Postal_Code: 92697
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Technical Contact
   First_Name: NSIDC
   Last_Name: User Services
   Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
   Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
      Address: University of Colorado
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309-0449
      Country: USA
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Glacier Mass Balance/Ice Sheet Mass Balance
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Glaciers
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Sheets
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Sheets
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: Antarctica
Keyword: Antarctic Ice Sheet
Keyword: grounding line
Keyword: Ice Sheet
Keyword: Spaceborne SAR
Sensor_Name: PALSAR > Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Sensor_Name: SAR > Synthetic Aperture Radar
Source_Name: ALOS > Advanced Land Observing Satellite
Source_Name: ERS-1 > European Remote Sensing Satellite-1
Source_Name: ERS-2 > European Remote Sensing Satellite-2
Source_Name: RADARSAT-1
Source_Name: RADARSAT-2
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1992-01-01
   Stop_Date: 2009-12-31
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -90
   Northernmost_Latitude: -60
   Westernmost_Longitude: -180
   Easternmost_Longitude: 180
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ANTARCTICA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: POLAR
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Project: MEASURES > Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments
Data_Set_Language: English
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NASA DAAC > NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 168 MB
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: 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.

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Group: 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.

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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2011-12-13
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2014-03-04
Group: DIF_Revision_History

   Removed the MEaSUREs logo from cat page. This is for Search cleanup for the 
   sponsored program short names.

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