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NSIDC-0223

Elevation Change of the Southern Greenland Ice Sheet from 1978-88, Version 1

Southern Greenland ice sheet elevation change estimates are derived from SEASAT and GEOSAT radar altimetry data from 1978 to 1988. Data are confined to 61-72 deg N, 30-50 deg W, above 1700 m elevation. The addition of GEOSAT Geodetic Mission (GM) data results in twice as many crossover points and 50% greater coverage than previous studies. Coverage above 2000 m elevation is improved to 90%, and about 75% of the area between 1700 m and 2000 m is now covered. Data are in ASCII text format, available via FTP, and consist of elevation change rate (dH/dt, cm/year) and corresponding error estimates in 50 km grid cells.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 72, S: 61, E: -30, W: -52

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1978 to 31 December 1988
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
Platform(s) GEOSAT, SEASAT
Sensor(s): RADAR ALTIMETERS
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Curt Davis, Craig Kluever, Bruce Haines

Data Citation

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

Curt Davis, Craig Kluever, Bruce Haines 2001. Elevation Change of the Southern Greenland Ice Sheet from 1978-88, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/10JHXYLCEFVX. [Date Accessed].
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