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Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0498

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.

Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

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

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Temporal Coverage
  • 1 January 1992 to 31 December 2009
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets > Grounding Line
Platform(s):
ALOS, ERS-1, ERS-2, RADARSAT-1, RADARSAT-2
Sensor(s): PALSAR, SAR
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Version:
V1
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 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0498.001. [Date Accessed].

Literature Citation

As a condition of using this data, we request that you acknowledge the author(s) of this data set by referencing the following peer-reviewed publication.

  • Rignot, E., J. Mouginot, and B. Scheuchl. 2011. Antarctic Grounding Line Mapping from Differential Satellite Radar Interferometry, Geophyical Research Letters. 38. L10504. http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2011GL047109

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