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MEaSUREs InSAR-Based Ice Velocity Maps of Central Antarctica: 1997 and 2009

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0525

Summary

This data set, part of the NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) program, consists of two high-resolution digital mosaics of ice motion in Central Antarctica. The mosaics were assembled from satellite interferometric synthetic-aperture radar (InSAR) data acquired by RADARSAT-1 in 1997 and by RADARSAT-2 in 2009.

Note: These data are considered provisional pending a review by the MEaSUREs program. Once the data have been reviewed, this statement will be removed.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -72°     S: -90°     E: 180°     W: -180°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Rignot, E., J. Mouginot, and B. Scheuchl
Dataset Title: MEaSUREs InSAR-Based Ice Velocity Maps of Central Antarctica: 1997 and 2009
Dataset Release Date: 2012-09-17
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0525.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0525.001

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1997-09-09
Stop Date: 1997-10-20

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

Data Resolution

Latitude Resolution: 900 m
Longitude Resolution: 900 m

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Velocity
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Velocity

Ancillary Keywords

  • Antarctic Ice Sheet
  • Ice Sheet
  • Ice Velocity
  • ICE VELOCITY DATA
  • SAR imagery
  • velocity

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • RADARSAT-1
  • RADARSAT-2

Instrument

  • 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: 90 MB
Distribution Format: NetCDF

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 90 MB
Distribution Format: Binary

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

Scheuchl, B., J. Mouginot, and E. Rignot. 2012 (in press). Ice Velocity Changes in the Ross and Ronne Sectors Observed Using Satellite Radar Data from 1997 and 2009. The Cryosphere.

Mouginot, J., E. Rignot, and B. Scheuchl. 2012 (in revision). Mapping of Ice Motion in Antarctica Using Interfero-Metric Synthetic-Aperture Radar Data, Remote Sensing.

Rignot, E., J. Mouginot, and B. Scheuchl. 2011a. Antarctic Grounding Line Mapping from Differential Satellite Radar Interferometry, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L10504, doi: 10.1029/2011GL047109.

Rignot, E., J. Mouginot, and B. Scheuchl. 2011b. Ice Flow of the Antarctic Ice Sheet, Science 333, 1427-1430, doi: 10.1126/science.1208336.

Rignot, E., J.L. Bamber, M.R. Van Den Broeke, C. Davis, Y.H. Li, W.J. Van De Berg, and E. Van Meijgaard. 2008. Recent Antarctic Ice Mass Loss from Radar Interferometry and Regional Climate Modelling, Nature Geoscience, 1(2), 106-110. doi: 10.1038/ngeo102.

R. Michel and E. Rignot. 1999. Flow of Glaciar Moreno, Argentina, from Repeat-Pass Shuttle Imaging Radar Images: Comparison of the Phase Correlation Method with Radar Interferometry, J. Glaciol. 45, 93100.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2012-09-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-08-18

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