Data Sets

The following table shows the current ice sheet elevation products available from NSIDC. To obtain documentation for a specific product or access the data, click on the data set title in the table.

DEMs Alaska

Title Spatial Coverage Temporal Coverage Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Parameter(s)

High-Resolution Radar Imagery, Digital Elevation Models, and Related GIS Layers for Barrow, Alaska, USA, Version 1 (ARCSS302)

N: 71.47278, S: 70.86246, E: -155.39483, W: -157.47633 2002/07/27 to 2002/07/29 1.25 m-1.25 m Contours, Radar Imagery, Radar Reflectivity, Terrain Elevation, Topographical Relief, Topographic Effects

Reduced-Resolution Radar Imagery, Digital Elevation Models, and Related GIS Layers for Barrow, Alaska, USA, Version 1 (ARCSS303)

N: 71.47278, S: 70.86246, E: -155.39483, W: -157.47633 2002/07/27 to 2002/07/29 1.25 m-1.25 m Contours, Radar Imagery, Radar Reflectivity, Terrain Elevation, Topographical Relief, Topographic Effects

DEMs Antarctica

Title Spatial Coverage Temporal Coverage Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Parameter(s)

Seasat and GEOSAT Altimetry for the Antarctic and Greenland Ice Sheets, Version 1 (NSIDC-0053)

N: 72, S: 60, E: -20, W: -60 1978/06/01 to 1986/09/30 Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation, Ice Sheets

GEOSAT Radar Altimeter DEM Atlas of Antarctica North of 72.1 degrees South, Version 1 (NSIDC-0075)

N: -65, S: -72, E: 180, W: -180 1985/04/01 to 1986/09/30 Contours, Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation, Glaciers, Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography, Ice Sheets, Landforms, Surface Roughness, Terrain Elevation

Antarctic 5-km Digital Elevation Model from ERS-1 Altimetry, Version 1 (NSIDC-0076)

N: -65, S: -81, E: 180, W: -180 1994/03/01 to 1995/05/31 -5 1 day Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation, Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography, Ice Sheets, Surface Roughness, Topographical Relief

Radarsat Antarctic Mapping Project Digital Elevation Model, Version 2 (NSIDC-0082)

N: -60, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180 1940/01/01 to 1999/01/01 Contours, Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation, Glaciers, Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography, Ice Sheets, Landforms, Topographical Relief

Ice Thickness and Surface Elevation, Southeastern Ross Embayment, West Antarctica, Version 1 (NSIDC-0099)

N: -80, S: -84, E: -104, W: -134 1991/12/27 to 1996/01/02 Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation, Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness, Ice Depth/Thickness, Ice Sheets

Surface Elevation and Ice Thickness, Western Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica, Version 1 (NSIDC-0119)

N: -71, S: -80, E: -136, W: -157 1998/12/01 to 1999/01/31 Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation, Ice Depth/Thickness, Ice Extent, Ice Growth/Melt, Ice Sheets, Radar, Terrain Elevation

Roosevelt Island Bedrock and Surface Elevations, Version 1 (NSIDC-0140)

N: -79.3539, S: -79.5906, E: -159.8077, W: -161.5307 1997/11/11 to 1997/12/12 Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation, Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography, Ice Depth/Thickness, Ice Sheets, Landforms, Terrain Elevation, Topographical Relief, Topographic Effects

MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica 2003-2004 (MOA2004) Image Map, Version 1 (NSIDC-0280)

N: -60, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180 2003/11/01 to 2003/12/17
2003/11/20 to 2004/02/29
250 m-250 m Snow Grain Size, Surface Morphology

GLAS/ICESat 500 m Laser Altimetry Digital Elevation Model of Antarctica, Version 1 (NSIDC-0304)

N: -63, S: -86, E: 180, W: -180 2003/02/01 to 2005/06/30 500 m-500 m Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation

Antarctic 1 km Digital Elevation Model (DEM) from Combined ERS-1 Radar and ICESat Laser Satellite Altimetry, Version 1 (NSIDC-0422)

N: -60, S: -86, E: 180, W: -180 2003/02/20 to 2008/03/21
1994/03/01 to 1995/01/31
1 km-1 km Coastal Elevation, Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation, Terrain Elevation

Antarctic Peninsula 100 m Digital Elevation Model Derived from ASTER GDEM, Version 1 (NSIDC-0516)

N: -63, S: -70, E: -55, W: -70 2000/01/01 to 2009/12/31 100 m-100 m Coastal Elevation, Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation, Terrain Elevation

DEMs Greenland

Title Spatial Coverage Temporal Coverage Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Parameter(s)

Digital SAR Mosaic and Elevation Map of the Greenland Ice Sheet, Version 1 (NSIDC-0052)

N: 84, S: 60, E: -10, W: -73 1991/01/01 to 1995/12/31
1992/08/02 to 1992/09/09
100 m-100 m Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation, Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography, Ice Edges

Seasat and GEOSAT Altimetry for the Antarctic and Greenland Ice Sheets, Version 1 (NSIDC-0053)

N: 72, S: 60, E: -20, W: -60 1978/06/01 to 1986/09/30 Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation, Ice Sheets

Greenland 5 km DEM, Ice Thickness, and Bedrock Elevation Grids, Version 1 (NSIDC-0092)

N: 84, S: 60, E: -15, W: -72 1993/01/01 to 1999/12/31
1970/01/01 to 1970/12/01
Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation, Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness, Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography, Ice Depth/Thickness, Ice Sheets, Landforms, Topographical Relief, Topographic Effects

Elevation Change of the Southern Greenland Ice Sheet from 1978-88, Version 1 (NSIDC-0223)

N: 72, S: 61, E: -30, W: -52 1978/01/01 to 1988/12/31 Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation, Ice Sheets

GLAS/ICESat 1 km Laser Altimetry Digital Elevation Model of Greenland, Version 1 (NSIDC-0305)

N: 83, S: 60, E: -11, W: -73 2003/02/01 to 2005/06/30 1 km-1 km 29 month Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation

MEaSURES Greenland Ice Mapping Project (GIMP) Digital Elevation Model, Version 1 (NSIDC-0645)

N: 83, S: 60, E: -14, W: -75 2007/07/01 90 m-90 m Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation

DEMs Global

Title Spatial Coverage Temporal Coverage Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Parameter(s)

GLAS/ICESat L1A Global Altimetry Data, Version 33 (GLA01)

N: 86, S: -86, E: 180, W: -180 2003/02/20 to 2009/10/11 60 m to 70 m-60 m to 70 m 23 minute Waveform

GLAS/ICESat L2 Sea Ice Altimetry Data, Version 34 (GLA13)

N: 86, S: -86, E: 180, W: -180 2003/02/20 to 2009/10/11 60 m to 70 m-60 m to 70 m 1288 minute Ice Roughness, Laser Reflectance, Sea Ice Elevation