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Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0525

MEaSUREs InSAR-Based Ice Velocity Maps of Central Antarctica: 1997 and 2009, Version 1

This data set, part of the NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) program, consists of two high-resolution digital mosaics of ice motion in Central Antarctica. The mosaics were assembled from satellite interferometric synthetic-aperture radar (InSAR) data acquired by RADARSAT-1 in 1997 and by RADARSAT-2 in 2009.

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

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -72, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
  • 900 m x 900 m
Temporal Coverage:
  • 9 September 1997 to 20 October 1997
  • 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2009
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Velocity
Platform(s) RADARSAT-1, RADARSAT-2
Sensor(s): SAR
Data Format(s):
  • NetCDF
  • Binary
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Eric Rignot, Jeremie Mouginot, Bernd Scheuchl

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.

Rignot, E., J. Mouginot, and B. Scheuchl 2012. MEaSUREs InSAR-Based Ice Velocity Maps of Central Antarctica: 1997 and 2009, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0525.001. [Date Accessed].

Literature Citation

As a condition of using these data, we request that you acknowledge the author(s) of this data set by referencing the following peer-reviewed publication.

  • Scheuchl, B., J. Mouginot, and E. Rignot. 2012. Ice Velocity Changes in the Ross and Ronne Sectors Observed Using Satellite Radar Data from 1997 and 2009, The Cryosphere. . 1019-1030. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/tc-6-1019-2012

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