Data Announcements

Data Access Change for MEaSUREs MODIS Mosaic of Greenland 2005 (MOG2005) Image Map

14 August 2017

NSIDC would like to announce a change to data access for the MEaSUREs MODIS Mosaic of Greenland 2005 (MOG2005) Image Map, Version 1 data set. Data access is now solely through our primary portal at: https://n5eil01u.ecs.nsidc.org/MEASURES/NSIDC-0547.001/. File level spatial and temporal metadata have been added to aid in searching the data.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/IAGYM8Q26QRE

Data Available as v1.2 for MEaSUREs Calibrated Enhanced-Resolution Passive Microwave Daily EASE-Grid 2.0 Brightness Temperature ESDR

8 August 2017

The F11 data from the MEaSUREs Calibrated Enhanced-Resolution Passive Microwave Daily EASE-Grid 2.0 Brightness Temperature ESDR, Version 1 data set is now available at version 1.2.  The minor change in this version corrects the handling of QC flags to retain more data, eliminating only the flagged data in a given channel and taking care not to eliminate data in other channels.

This data set is part of the Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program.

Data Set DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0630.001

Update to MEaSUREs Greenland Image Mosaics

2 August 2017

The MEaSUREs Greenland Image Mosaics from Sentinel-1A and -1B, Version 2 data set, available at the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC), has been updated with mosaics through 30 June 2017. This data set, part of the Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program, provides 6- and 12-day 50 m resolution image mosaics of the Greenland coastline and ice sheet periphery.

Data Set DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/GPVL3SACPBW4

MEaSUREs Releases New Monthly Image Mosaics for Greenland

24 July 2017

The MEaSUREs Greenland Monthly Image Mosaics from MODIS, Version 1 data set is now available at the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC). This data set, part of the Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program, provides monthly image mosaics of the Greenland coastline and ice sheet periphery. The image mosaics are constructed from composited MODIS imagery, acquired each month between March 2008 to September 2016.

Data Set DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/6L166FFRPCPP

New Version for MEaSUREs Greenland Image Mosaics from Sentinel-1A and 1B

24 July 2017

The MEaSUREs Greenland Image Mosaics from Sentinel-1A and 1B, Version 2 data set is now available at the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC). The changes for Version 2 include:

  • data reprocessed with a small radiometric correction to improve consistency across seam boundaries
  • temporal coverage was expanded through 31 May 2017
  • dates were added to the .gif files

Data Set DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/GPVL3SACPBW4

Data Available as v1.2 for MEaSUREs Calibrated Enhanced-Resolution Passive Microwave Daily EASE-Grid 2.0 Brightness Temperature ESDR

24 July 2017

The F08 data from the MEaSUREs Calibrated Enhanced-Resolution Passive Microwave Daily EASE-Grid 2.0 Brightness Temperature ESDR, Version 1 data set is now available at version 1.2.  The minor change in this version corrects the handling of QC flags to retain more data, eliminating only the flagged data in a given channel and taking care not to eliminate data in other channels.

This data set is part of the Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program.

Data Set DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0630.001

Data Access Change for MEaSURES Annual Greenland Outlet Glacier Terminus Positions from SAR Mosaics

13 July 2017

NSIDC would like to announce a change to data access for the MEaSUREs Annual Greenland Outlet Glacier Terminus Positions from SAR, Version 1 data set. Data access is now solely through our primary portal at: https://n5eil01u.ecs.nsidc.org/MEASURES/NSIDC-0642.001/. File level spatial and temporal metadata have been added to aid in searching the data.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/DC0MLBOCL3EL

New Data Added to MEaSUREs Calibrated Enhanced-Resolution Passive Microwave Daily EASE-Grid 2.0 Brightness Temperature ESDR

6 July 2017

MEaSUREs has added SSMIS data from the F16 platform to the MEaSUREs Calibrated Enhanced-Resolution Passive Microwave Daily EASE-Grid 2.0 Brightness Temperature ESDR, Version 1 data set available at the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC).

This data set is part of the Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program.

Data Set DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0630.001

New Data Added to MEaSUREs Calibrated Enhanced-Resolution Passive Microwave Daily EASE-Grid 2.0 Brightness Temperature ESDR

29 June 2017

MEaSUREs has added SSMIS data from the F17, F18, and F19 platforms to the MEaSUREs Calibrated Enhanced-Resolution Passive Microwave Daily EASE-Grid 2.0 Brightness Temperature ESDR data set available at the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC). Also, AMSR-E data are now available as v1.2. The minor changes include:

  • Addition of missing input data for the first day of the month in the N and S projections
  • Change of  the size of the time dimension from 1 to “UNLIMITED”
  • Addition of files for dates with no data.

This data set is part of the Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program.

Data Set DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0630.001

Data Access Change for MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Velocity: Selected Glacier Site Velocity Maps from InSAR

28 June 2017

MEaSUREs Releases New Image Mosaics for Greenland

16 June 2017

The MEaSUREs Greenland Image Mosaics from Sentinel-1A and 1B, Version 1 data set is now available at the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC). This data set, part of the Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program, provides 6 and 12-day 50 m resolution image mosaics of the Greenland coastline and ice sheet periphery. The mosaics are derived from C-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (C-SAR) acquired by the Sentinel-1A and 1B imaging satellites, between January 2015 and April 2017.

Data Set DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/8LCCSFWL7L28

New Data added to MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Velocity: Selected Glacier Site Velocity Maps from InSAR

1 June 2017

The MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Velocity: Selected Glacier Site Velocity Maps from InSAR data set at the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC) has been updated with velocity maps for 2016. This release, Version 1.2, includes new browse images, metadata files, and more descriptive file names, and fills in some missing 2015 files.

These data are generated through a grant from the NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program.

Data Set DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0481.001

New Version for MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Velocity: Selected Glacier Site Velocity Maps from InSAR Data

15 May 2017

The MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Velocity: Selected Glacier Site Velocity Maps from InSAR, Version 2 data set is now available at the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC). This data set, part of the Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program, consists of mean monthly velocity maps for selected glacier outlet areas. The maps are generated by tracking visible features between optical image pairs acquired by the Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+), the Landsat 8 Operational Land Imager (OLI), and the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER). The Version 2 update expands the temporal coverage of the data set through September 2016, using cross-path Landsat pairs to fill in temporal gaps in the 2016 data. Version 2 also includes the application of a more aggressive filtering method, the correction of misnamed error values, and the addition of a west coast grid at 80.75 degrees north.

Data Set DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/VM5DZ20MYF5C

New Data Added to MEaSUREs Calibrated Enhanced-Resolution Passive Microwave Daily EASE-Grid 2.0 Brightness Temperature ESDR

4 May 2017

MEaSUREs has added SSM/I data from the F14 platform to the MEaSUREs Calibrated Enhanced-Resolution Passive Microwave Daily EASE-Grid 2.0 Brightness Temperature ESDR data set available at the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC). The temporal coverage is now 9 July 1987 through 4 October 2011. This data set is part of the Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program.

Data Set DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0630.001

MEaSUREs Releases New Annual Velocity Maps for the Antarctic

3 May 2017

The MEaSUREs Annual Antarctic Ice Velocity Maps, 2005-2016 data set is now available at the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC). This data set, part of the Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program, provides 11 annual maps of Antarctic ice velocity from 2005-2016. The maps are assembled using ALOS PALSAR, ENVISAT ASAR, RADARSAT-1, RADARSAT-2, Sentinel-1, TerraSAR-X (TSX), TanDEM –X (TDX) SAR data, and Landsat-8 optical imagery acquired between 2005 and 2016.

Data Set DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/9T4EPQXTJYW9

New Data Added to MEaSUREs Calibrated Enhanced-Resolution Passive Microwave Daily EASE-Grid 2.0 Brightness Temperature ESDR

26 April 2017

MEaSUREs has added SSM/I data from the F11 platform to the MEaSUREs Calibrated Enhanced-Resolution Passive Microwave Daily EASE-Grid 2.0 Brightness Temperature ESDR data set available at the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC). The temporal coverage is now 9 July 1987 through 4 October 2011. This data set is part of the Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program.

Data Set DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0630.001

New Version for MEaSUREs InSAR-Based Antarctica Ice Velocity Map

21 April 2017

The NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC) has released Version 2 of MEaSUREs InSAR-Based Antarctica Ice Velocity Map. Major updates to the data set include data from 2011-2016 acquired from RADARSAT-2, Sentinel-1, TerraSAR-X, and TanDEM-X. Landsat-8 optical imagery also was integrated into the data to improve coverage. The mosaicking method was updated to make best use of the large number of scenes used for the mosaic. In addition, several new parameters are included for assessing the quality of the data: the standard deviation of vx and vy for each pixel and count of scenes used for each pixel. Coverage increased from 95.1% to 99.6% and a reduction in error was achieved due to the utilization of more data.

This project was funded by the NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) program.

Data Set DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/D7GK8F5J8M8R

New Data Added to MEaSUREs Calibrated Enhanced-Resolution Passive Microwave Daily EASE-Grid 2.0 Brightness Temperature ESDR

19 April 2017

MEaSUREs has added SSM/I data from the F10 platform to the MEaSUREs Calibrated Enhanced-Resolution Passive Microwave Daily EASE-Grid 2.0 Brightness Temperature ESDR data set available at the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC). The temporal coverage is now 9 July 1987 through 4 October 2011. This data set is part of the Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program.

Data Set DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0630.001

MEaSUREs Releases New Versions for Three Data Sets

12 April 2017

Three data sets in the NASA’s Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) program are now available in a new version from the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC). The new version, 1.1, corrects the location of the upper left pixel in each GeoTIFF file. The corrected location of the upper left pixel is the distance in meters from the north pole to the upper left corner of the upper left pixel, effectively shifting the location by one-half pixel to the upper left relative to their positions in the previous version. Only the geolocation metadata in each GeoTIFF has changed; the data array is the same as in the previous version.

To obtain these data, visit the following data set landing pages:

 

 

MEaSUREs Releases the GIMP Digital Elevation Model from GeoEye and WorldView Imagery

28 March 2017

The MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Mapping Project (GIMP) Digital Elevation Model from GeoEye and WorldView Imagery data set is now available at the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC). This data set, part of the Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program, consists of an enhanced resolution digital elevation model (DEM) for the Greenland Ice Sheet.

Data Set DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/H0KUYVF53Q8M

MEaSUREs Releases New Greenland Land and Ocean Classification Masks

15 February 2017

The MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Mapping Project (GIMP) Land Ice and Ocean Classification Mask data set is now available at the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC). This data set, part of the Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program, provides a complete land ice and ocean classification mask for the Greenland ice sheet that was mapped using a combination of Landsat 7 ETM+ panchromatic band imagery, and RADARSAT- 1 Synthetic Amplitude Radar (SAR) amplitude images.

Data Set DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/B8X58MQBFUPA

MEaSUREs releases New Greenland Image Mosaic

10 February 2017

The MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Mapping Project (GIMP) 2000 Image Mosaic data set is now available at the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC). This data set, part of the Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program, provides a complete 15 m resolution image mosaic of the Greenland ice sheet derived from Landsat ETM+ and RADARSAT imagery from the years 1999 to 2002.

Data set DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/4RNTRRE4JCYD

NSIDC Polaris Search and Order being Retired 15 February 2017

2 February 2017

THE NSIDC Polaris Search and Order tool will be retired on 15 February 2017. Please contact NSIDC User Services via email: nsidc@nsidc.org with questions.

Update for MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Sheet Velocity Map

26 January 2017

The MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Sheet Velocity Map from InSAR Data, Version 2 data set, available at the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC) now includes 2012-2013 data.

Data Set DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/OC7B04ZM9G6Q

Update for CanSISE Observation-Based Ensemble of Northern Hemisphere Terrestrial Snow Water Equivalent

24 January 2017

The CanSISE Observation-Based Ensemble of Northern Hemisphere Terrestrial Snow Water Equivalent data set, available at the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC) has been updated to Version 2.

Data Set DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/96ltniikJ7vd

MEaSUREs Releases Daily EASE-Grid 2.0 Brightness Temperature

18 January 2017

The MEaSUREs Calibrated Enhanced-Resolution Passive Microwave Daily EASE-Grid 2.0 Brightness Temperature ESDR data set is now available at the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC). This data set, part of the Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program, consists of an improved, enhanced-resolution, gridded passive microwave Earth System Data Record (ESDR) for monitoring cryospheric and hydrologic time series from SMMR, SSM/I-SSMIS and AMSR-E.

Data Set DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0630.001

 

New Data added to MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Velocity: Selected Glacier Site Velocity Maps from InSAR

2 November 2016

The MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Velocity: Selected Glacier Site Velocity Maps from InSAR data set at the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC) has been updated with velocity maps for 2015.

These data are generated through a grant from the NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program.

Data Set DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0481.001

MEaSUREs Updates Antarctic Grounding Line from Differential Satellite Radar Interferometry Data Set

25 October 2016

Version 2 of Antarctic Grounding Line from Differential Satellite Radar Interferometry data set is now available at the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC). This data set, part of the Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program, provides 22 years of comprehensive high-resolution mapping of grounding lines in Antarctica, derived using differential satellite synthetic aperture radar interferometry (DInSAR) data.

Data Set DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/IKBWW4RYHF1Q

MEaSUREs Releases Multi-year Greenland Ice Sheet Velocity Mosaic

30 August 2016

The Multi-year Greenland Ice Sheet Velocity Mosaic data set is now available at the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC). This data set, part of the Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program, contains a multi-year ice-sheet-wide velocity mosaic for Greenland derived from Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR), Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), and Landsat 8 optical imagery data.

Data Set DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/QUA5Q9SVMSJG

New Data added to Canadian Meteorological Centre (CMC) Daily Snow Depth Analysis Data

6 April 2016

The Canadian Meteorological Centre (CMC) Daily Snow Depth Analysis Data data set at the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC) has been updated with snow depth analysis data for 2015.

Data Set doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/W9FOYWH0EQZ3.

New Data added to MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Velocity: Selected Glacier Site Velocity Maps from InSAR

4 March 2016

The MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Velocity: Selected Glacier Site Velocity Maps from InSAR data set at the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC) has been updated with velocity maps for 2013 and 2014. In addition, this update replaces all data for the Jakobshavn Isbrae, Helheim, and Kangerdlugssuaq glaciers with new maps that offer improved temporal sampling and address previous artifacts related to slope discontinuities at these glaciers’ terminii.

These data are generated through a grant from the NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program.

Data Set DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0481.001