Data Set ID: 

CALFIN Subseasonal Greenland Glacial Terminus Positions, Version 1

This data set contains shapefiles of Greenland’s glacial termini and basins for the years 1972 to 2019. These vector data were created from Landsat 1-8 satellite imagery using the Calving Front Machine (CALFIN) an automated processing workflow utilizing neural networks for extracting calving fronts from satellite images of marine-terminating glaciers.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary: 

Initial release.

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Data Format(s):
  • Shapefile
Spatial Coverage:
N: 80, 
S: 60, 
E: -15, 
W: -75
Spatial Resolution:
  • 30 to 90 x 30 to 90
Sensor(s):ETM+, MSS, OLI, TM
Temporal Coverage:
  • 6 September 1972 to 25 June 2019
Temporal Resolution3 minuteMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Cheng, D. L., W. Hayes, and E. Larour.

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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.

Cheng, D. L., W. Hayes, and E. Larour. 2021. CALFIN Subseasonal Greenland Glacial Terminus Positions, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. doi: [Date Accessed].

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