Data Set ID: 
NSIDC-0280

MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica 2003-2004 (MOA2004) Image Map, Version 1

This data set includes two image maps - a snow grain size map and a surface morphology map - provided at two different resolutions of 125 m and 750 m. The maps were produced from composited image swath data acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) over Antarctica for the 2003-2004 austral summer season.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary: 

Initial release

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Parameter(s):
  • GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > FIRN > SNOW GRAIN SIZE
  • GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > ICE SHEETS > SURFACE MORPHOLOGY
Data Format(s):
  • Binary
  • ENVI Vector File (.evf)
  • Generic Mapping Tools (.gmt)
  • Keyhole Markup Language (.kml)
  • GeoTIFF
  • ESRI Shapefile
  • IMG
  • ASCII Text
Spatial Coverage:
N: -60, 
S: -90, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):Aqua, Terra
Spatial Resolution:
  • 125 m x 125 m
  • 750 m x 750 m
Sensor(s):MODIS
Temporal Coverage:
  • 20 November 2003 to 29 February 2004
  • 1 November 2003 to 17 December 2003
(updated 2019)
Version(s):V1
Temporal ResolutionNot applicableMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Terry Haran, Jennifer Bohlander, Ted Scambos, Thomas Painter, Mark Fahnestock

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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.

Haran, T., J. Bohlander, T. Scambos, T. Painter, and M. Fahnestock. 2005, updated 2019. MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica 2003-2004 (MOA2004) Image Map, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.7265/N5ZK5DM5. [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.

  • 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. 242-257. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2006.12.020

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