Identification_Information:
   Dataset_Identifier: NSIDC-0516

   Citation: 
      Citation_Information: 
         Originator: Cook, A. J., T. Murray, A. Luckman, D. G. Vaughan, and N. E. Barrand. 
         Publication_Date: 20120430
         Title: Antarctic Peninsula 100 m Digital Elevation Model Derived from ASTER GDEM
         Publication_Information: 
            Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
            Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0516.html
         Online_Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N58K7711

   Description: 
      Abstract:
         This data set provides a 100 meter resolution surface topography Digital 
         Elevation Model (DEM) of the Antarctic Peninsula. The DEM is based on Advanced 
         Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Global Digital 
         Elevation Model (GDEM) data. The original GDEM data are accurate for coastal 
         regions of the Antarctic Peninsula, but contain large errors on snow- and 
         ice-covered regions. This data set was developed using a new method 
         specifically for smoothing erroneous regions, and has a mean elevation 
         difference of - 4 meters (±25 m Root Mean Square Error [RMSE]) when compared 
         to data from the NASA Ice, Cloud,and Land Elevation Satellite (ICESat), 
         although elevation accuracies are lower on mountain peaks and steep-sided 
         slopes.

         Data are available via FTP in GeoTIFF and ASCII formats.

      Purpose: scientific research
      Documentation: 
         User's_Guide: 
            Citation_Information: 
               Originator: Cook, A. J., T. Murray, A. Luckman, D. G. Vaughan, and N. E. Barrand. 
               Publication_Date: 20120430
               Title: Antarctic Peninsula 100 m Digital Elevation Model Derived from ASTER GDEM
               Publication_Information: 
                  Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
                  Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
               Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/agdc/nsidc0516-cook/index.html

   Time_Period_of_Content:
      Time_Period_Information:
         Range_of_Dates/Times:
            Beginning_Date: 20000101
            Ending_Date: 20091231
      Currentness_Reference: publication date

   Status:
      Progress: Complete
      Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown

   Spatial_Domain:
      Bounding_Coordinates:
         West_Bounding_Coordinate: -70
         East_Bounding_Coordinate: -55
         North_Bounding_Coordinate: -63
         South_Bounding_Coordinate: -70

   Keywords:
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Topography > Terrain Elevation
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coastal Elevation
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
         Theme_Keyword: 
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: ASTER > Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: TERRA > Earth Observing System, TERRA (AM-1)
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
         Theme_Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
         Theme_Keyword: Antarctic Ice Sheet
         Theme_Keyword: Antarctic Peninsula
         Theme_Keyword: Dem
         Theme_Keyword: Digital Elevation Model
         Theme_Keyword: Ice Sheet
         Theme_Keyword: Ice Sheet Elevation
         Theme_Keyword: Ice Sheet Thickness
      Place:
         Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
         Place_Keyword: Continent > Antarctica
         Place_Keyword: Geographic Region > Polar
   Platform_and_Instrument_Identification:
      Platform_Full_Name: Earth Observing System, TERRA (AM-1)
      Platform_Short_Name: TERRA
      Instrument_Full_Name: Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer
      Instrument_Short_Name: ASTER

   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-0516

   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: ASCII Text (.txt)
         Digital_Transfer_Option:
            Online_Option:
               Computer_Contact_Information:
                  Network_Address:
                     Network_Resource_Name: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/AGDC/nsidc0516_cook_V01/
      Fees: None

   Standard_Order_Process:
      Digital_Form:
         Digital_Transfer_Information:
            Format_Name: Geographic Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF) (.geotiff)
         Digital_Transfer_Option:
            Online_Option:
               Computer_Contact_Information:
                  Network_Address:
                     Network_Resource_Name: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/AGDC/nsidc0516_cook_V01/
      Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
   Metadata_Date: 20130320

   Metadata_Review_Date: 20130320

   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