Data Set ID: 

Landsat 8 Ice Speed of Antarctica (LISA), Version 1

This data set is a compilation of Antarctic ice flow velocity mappings generated from pairs of panchromatic images acquired by the Operation Land Imager (OLI) aboard the Landsat 8 satellite. This effort is part of the Global Land Ice Velocity Extraction from Landsat (GoLIVE) project.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary: 

Initial release

Data Format(s):
  • GeoTIFF
Spatial Coverage:
N: -60, 
S: -90, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Spatial Resolution:
  • 750 m x 750 m
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 July 2013 to 30 April 2017
Temporal Resolution16 dayMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Ted Scambos, Mark Fahnestock, Twila Moon, Alex Gardner, Marin Klinger

Geographic Coverage

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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.

Scambos, T., M. Fahnestock, T. Moon, A. Gardner, and M. Klinger. 2019. Landsat 8 Ice Speed of Antarctica (LISA), Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data 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.

  • Fahnestock, M., T. Scambos, T. Moon, A. Gardner, T. Haran, and M. Klinger. 2015. Rapid large-area mapping of ice flow using Landsat 8, Remote Sensing of Environment. 185. 84-94.

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How To

GoLIVE Map Application User Guide
The GoLIVE Map Application allows users to spatially search for and download land ice velocities derived from panchromatic imagery collected from May 2013 to present. Spatial coverage of the GoLIVE data product covers all terrestrial... read more