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MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Velocity: Selected Glacier Site Velocity Maps from InSAR, Version 1

This data set is part of the NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) program. This data set provides maps of glacier outlet areas, some of which have shown profound velocity changes over the MEaSUREs observation period from 2000 to 2012. The data are provided in addition to the ice-sheet-wide data from the related data set, MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Sheet Velocity Map from InSAR Data (NSIDC-0478: The InSAR Selected Glacier Site Velocity Maps are produced from TerraSAR-X (TSX) image pairs collected between January 2009 and December 2012.

Data are available via FTP, in 4-byte Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) floating point format.

Note: These data are considered provisional pending a review by the MEaSUREs program. Once the data have been reviewed, this statement will be removed from this documentation.

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Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Temporal Coverage:
  • 2009-01-01 to 2012-12-31
(updated 2014)
Temporal Resolution:
12 month
Sensor(s): SAR
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 82, S: 60, E: -20, W: -70

Spatial Resolution:
  • 100 m x 100 m
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Velocity
Data Format(s):
  • Binary
Data Contributor(s): Ian Joughin, Ian Howat, Ted Scambos, Ben Smith
(updated 2014)

We kindly request that you cite the use of this data set in a publication using the following citation. For more information, see Use and Copyright.

Joughin, I., B. Smith, I. Howat, and T. Scambos. 2011, updated 2014. MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Velocity: Selected Glacier Site Velocity Maps from InSAR, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center.

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