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MEaSUREs Antarctic Grounding Line from Differential Satellite Radar Interferometry, Version 1

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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Temporal Coverage:
  • 1992-01-01 to 2009-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
Sensor(s): PALSAR, SAR
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -60, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets > Grounding Line
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Data Contributor(s): Eric Rignot, Jeremie Mouginot, Bernd Scheuchl

We kindly request that you cite the use of this data set in a publication using the following citation. For more information, see Use and Copyright.

Rignot, E., J. Mouginot, and B. Scheuchl 2011. MEaSUREs Antarctic Grounding Line from Differential Satellite Radar Interferometry, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center.
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