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MEaSUREs Greenland Monthly Ice Sheet Velocity Mosaics from SAR and Landsat, Version 1

This data set, part of the NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program, contains monthly ice velocity mosaics for the Greenland Ice Sheet derived from Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data obtained by the German Aerospace Center's (DLR) TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X (TSX/TDX), the European Space Agency's (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-1A and -1B satellites, and from US Geological Survey (USGS) Landsat 8 optical imagery for months beginning 1 December 2014 through 30 November 2017.

See Greenland Ice Mapping Project (GIMP) for related data.

Geographic Coverage

  • Snow/Ice > Ice Velocity
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 83, S: 60, E: -14, W: -75

Spatial Resolution:
  • 200 m x 200 m
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 December 2014 to 30 November 2017
Temporal Resolution: 1 mon
Data Format(s):
  • JPEG
  • ESRI Shapefile
  • GeoTIFF
Sensor(s): C-SAR, OLI, SAR
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Ian Joughin

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.

Joughin, I. 2018. MEaSUREs Greenland Monthly Ice Sheet Velocity Mosaics from SAR and Landsat, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: [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.

  • Joughin, I., B. Smith, I. Howat, T. Scambos, and T. Moon. 2010. Greenland flow variability from ice-sheet-wide velocity mapping, Journal of Glaciology. 56. 415-430.

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