Data Set ID: 
NSIDC-0545

MEaSUREs InSAR-Based Ice Velocity of the Amundsen Sea Embayment, Antarctica, Version 1

This data set, part of the NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program, provides high-resolution, digital mosaics of ice motion in the Amundsen Sea Embayment (ASE) and West Antarctica, including the Pine Island, Thwaites, Haynes, Pope, Smith, and Kohler glaciers. The mosaics were assembled from interferometric synthetic-aperture radar (InSAR) data acquired in 1996, 2000, 2002, and 2006-2012 by various satellites.

See Antarctic Ice Sheet Velocity and Mapping Data for related data.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary: 

Initial release

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Data: Data integrity and usability verified

Documentation: Key metadata and user guide available

User Support: Assistance with data access and usage; guidance on use of data in tools

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Parameter(s):
  • SNOW/ICE > ICE VELOCITY
Data Format(s):
  • NetCDF
  • Binary
Spatial Coverage:
N: -71.9876, 
S: -80.4614, 
E: 82.8345, 
W: -127.3826
Platform(s):ALOS, ERS-1, RADARSAT-1, RADARSAT-2, TDX
Spatial Resolution:
  • 450 m x 450 m
Sensor(s):PALSAR, SAR
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2012
  • 1 January 2002 to 31 December 2002
  • 1 January 2000 to 31 December 2000
  • 1 January 1996 to 31 December 1996
Version(s):V1
Temporal Resolution1 yearMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Eric Rignot, Jeremie Mouginot, Bernd Scheuchl

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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.

Rignot, E., J. Mouginot, and B. Scheuchl. 2014. MEaSUREs InSAR-Based Ice Velocity of the Amundsen Sea Embayment, Antarctica, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0545.001. [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.

  • Mouginot, J., E. Rignot, and B. Scheuchl. 2014. Sustained Increase in Ice Discharge from the Amundsen Sea Embayment, West Antarctica, from 1973 to 2013, Geophys. Res. Lett.. 41. 1576-1584. https://doi.org/10.1002/2013GL059069

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