MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica (MOA) Image Map
The MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica (MOA) Image Map (2003-2004) consists of two cloud-free digital image maps that show mean surface morphology and a quantatative 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 between 20 November 2003 and 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 between 1 November 2003 and 17 December 2003. Vector data sets with the corresponding coastlines, ice sheet grounding lines, and islands are also provided.
The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. 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 (MOA) Image Map. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5ZK5DM5.
The generation of this data set is discussed in the following article(s). Please acknowledge the use of this data set by referencing the following citation(s):
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(2): 242-257. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2006.12.020.
Sample Data Image