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Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0070

Antarctic Ice Velocity Data, Version 1

This compilation of recent ice velocity data of the Antarctic ice sheet is intended for use by the polar scientific community. The data are presented in tabular form (ASCII), containing latitude, longitude, speed, bearing, and error ranges. A metadata header describes the source of the data, the time of measurement, and gives details on measurement accuracy and precision. The tables are available for ftp transfer.

Web pages developed specifically for this data set provide detailed information for viewing and selecting the velocity data. These pages contain large satellite image maps (available as jpeg files). The data sets used to create these images were contributed by several investigators, generally from already published work. Both in situ and image-based methods are used.

References for the data sets are included with the data tables. If you have well-characterized Antarctic ice velocity data you would like to contribute to this site, please contact teds@icehouse.colorado.edu. If you have any questions concerning the relevance of these data to your work please contact NSIDC User Services.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Parameter(s):
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Velocity
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
  • GIF
Spatial Coverage:
N: -50, 
S: -90, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):SPOT-1, SPOT-2, SPOT-3
Spatial Resolution:Not SpecifiedSensor(s):HRV
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1975
Version(s):V1
Temporal ResolutionNot specifiedMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Robert Bindschadler, Charles Raymond

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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.

Ted Scambos, compiler 2004. Antarctic Ice Velocity Data, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.7265/N5KS6PH5. [Date Accessed].
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