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Data Set ID: 
NSIDC-0720

MEaSUREs Annual Antarctic Ice Velocity Maps, Version 1

This data set, part of the NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) program, provides annual maps of Antarctic ice velocity. The maps are assembled using SAR data from the Japanese Space Agency's (JAXA) ALOS PALSAR, the European Space Agency's (ESA) ENVISAT ASAR and Copernicus Sentinel-1, the Canadian Space Agency's (CSA) RADARSAT-1, RADARSAT-2, the German Aerospace Agency's (DLR) TerraSAR-X (TSX) and TanDEM –X (TDX), and the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Landsat-8 optical imagery..

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

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary: 

Initial release

COMPREHENSIVE Level of Service

Data: Data integrity and usability verified; data customization services available for select data

Documentation: Key metadata and comprehensive user guide available

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

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Parameter(s):
  • SNOW/ICE > ICE VELOCITY
Data Format(s):
  • netCDF-4
Spatial Coverage:
N: -60, 
S: -90, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):ALOS, ENVISAT, LANDSAT-8, RADARSAT-1, RADARSAT-2, SENTINEL-1A, SENTINEL-1B, TDX, TSX
Spatial Resolution:
  • 1 km x 1 km
Sensor(s):ASAR, C-SAR, OLI, PALSAR, SAR
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2020
  • 1 July 2000 to 30 June 2001
(updated 2017)
Version(s):V1
Temporal Resolution1 yearMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Jeremie Mouginot, Bernd Scheuchl, Eric Rignot

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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.

Mouginot, J., B. Scheuchl, and E. Rignot. 2017, updated 2017. MEaSUREs Annual Antarctic Ice Velocity Maps, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.5067/9T4EPQXTJYW9. [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, B. Scheuchl, and R. Millan. 2017. Comprehensive Annual Ice Sheet Velocity Mapping Using Landsat-8, Sentinel-1, and RADARSAT-2 Data, Remote Sensing. 9. Art. #364. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs9040364

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