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Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0280

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

The MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica 2003-2004 (MOA2004) Image Map consists of two cloud-free digital image maps that show mean surface morphology and a quantitative measure of optical snow grain size on the Antarctic continent and surrounding islands. The 260 orbit swaths used to create the 2003/2004 MOA Surface Morphology Image Map and the 2003/2004 MOA Grain Size Image Map were acquired 20 November 2003 through 29 February 2004 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instruments on board the NASA EOS Aqua and Terra satellites. The 122 orbit swaths used to create the 2003 MOA Grain Size Image Map were acquired 1 November 2003 through 17 December 2003. Vector data sets with the corresponding coastlines, ice sheet grounding lines, and islands are also provided.

Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

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

Spatial Resolution:
  • 250 m x 250 m
Temporal Coverage
  • 1 November 2003 to 17 December 2003
  • 20 November 2003 to 29 February 2004
(updated 2013)
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Firn > Snow Grain Size
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets > Surface Morphology
Platform(s):
AQUA, SATELLITES, TERRA
Sensor(s): MODIS
Data Format(s):
  • Binary
  • ENVI Vector File (.evf)
  • Generic Mapping Tools (.gmt)
  • Keyhole Markup Language (.kml)
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
  • GeoTIFF
  • ESRI Shapefile
  • JPEG
Version:
V1
Data Contributor(s): Terry Haran, Jennifer Bohlander, Ted Scambos, Thomas Painter, Mark Fahnestock

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.

Haran, T., J. Bohlander, T. Scambos, T. Painter, and M. Fahnestock. 2005, updated 2013. MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica 2003-2004 (MOA2004) Image Map, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5ZK5DM5. [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.

  • Scambos, T., T. Haran, M. Fahnestock, T. Painter, and J. Bohlander. 2007. MODIS-based Mosaic of Antarctica (MOA) data sets: continent-wide surface morphology and snow grain size, Remote Sensing of Environment. 111. 242-257. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2006.12.020

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