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Likely Basal Thermal State of the Greenland Ice Sheet, Version 1

The Likely Basal Thermal State of the Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS) product contains key data sets that show how the likely basal thermal state was inferred from existing airborne and satellite data sets and recent methods, and provides a synthesis mask of the likely basal thermal state over the Greenland Ice Sheet.

This is the most recent version of these data.

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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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Data Format(s):
  • NetCDF
  • XML
Spatial Coverage:
N: 81.51, 
S: 58.91, 
E: 6.62, 
W: -88.33
Platform(s):AQUA, DC-8, P-3B, TERRA
Spatial Resolution:
  • 5 x 5
Temporal Coverage:
  • 23 June 1993 to 26 April 2013
Temporal ResolutionVariesMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Joseph MacGregor, Mark Fahnestock, Ginny Catania, John Paden, Prasad Gogineni, Mathieu Morlighem, William Colgan, Sophie Nowicki, Andy Aschwanden

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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.

MacGregor, J. A., M. Fahnestock, G. Catania, J. Paden, P. Gogineni, M. Morlighem, W. Colgan, S. M. Nowicki, G. Clow, A. Aschwanden, S. F. Price, and H. Seroussi. 2017. Likely Basal Thermal State of the Greenland Ice Sheet, 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/R4MWDWWUWQF9. [Date Accessed].

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