Data Set ID:

MEaSUREs InSAR-Based Antarctica Ice Velocity Map, Version 1

This data set (NSIDC-0484), part of the NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program, provides the first comprehensive, high-resolution, digital mosaics of ice motion in Antarctica assembled from multiple satellite interferometric synthetic-aperture radar systems. The majority of the data were acquired during the International Polar Year 2007 to 2009. Additional data were utilized as needed to maximize coverage. Mosaics are available at 450 m and 900 m spacings.

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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Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -60, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
  • 900 m x 900 m
  • 450 m x 450 m
Temporal Coverage
  • 1996-01-01 to 2011-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Velocity
Sensor(s): ASAR, PALSAR, SAR
Data Format(s):
  • NetCDF
Data Contributor(s): Eric Rignot, Jeremie Mouginot, Bernd Scheuchl

Data Citation

As a condition of using this data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Rignot, E., J. Mouginot, and B. Scheuchl. 2011. MEaSUREs InSAR-Based Antarctica Ice Velocity Map, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. [Date Accessed].

Literature Citation

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