Data Sets

The following table shows the current ice sheet elevation products available from NSIDC. To obtain documentation for a specific product or access the data, click on the data set title in the table.

Alaska

Title Spatial Coverage Temporal Coverage Parameter(s)
High-Resolution Radar Imagery, Digital Elevation Models, and Related GIS Layers for Barrow, Alaska, USA, Version 1 N: 71.47278, S: 70.86246, E: -155.39483, W: -157.47633
2002/07/27 to 2002/07/29
Contours, Radar Imagery, Radar Reflectivity, Terrain Elevation, Topographical Relief, Topographic Effects
Reduced-Resolution Radar Imagery, Digital Elevation Models, and Related GIS Layers for Barrow, Alaska, USA, Version 1 N: 71.47278, S: 70.86246, E: -155.39483, W: -157.47633
2002/07/27 to 2002/07/29
Contours, Radar Imagery, Radar Reflectivity, Terrain Elevation, Topographical Relief, Topographic Effects

Antarctica

Title Spatial Coverage Temporal Coverage Parameter(s)
Antarctic 5-km Digital Elevation Model from ERS-1 Altimetry, Version 1 N: -65, S: -81, E: 180, W: -180 1994/03/01 to 1995/05/31 Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation, Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography, Ice Sheets, Surface Roughness, Topographical Relief
GEOSAT Radar Altimeter DEM Atlas of Antarctica North of 72.1 degrees South, Version 1 N: -65, S: -72, E: 180, W: -180 1985/04/01 to 1986/09/30 Contours, Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation, Glaciers, Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography, Ice Sheets, Landforms, Surface Roughness, Terrain Elevation
GLAS/ICESat 500 m Laser Altimetry Digital Elevation Model of Antarctica, Version 1 N: -63, S: -86, E: 180, W: -180 2003/02/01 to 2005/06/30 Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
Ice Thickness and Surface Elevation, Southeastern Ross Embayment, West Antarctica, Version 1 N: -80, S: -84, E: -104, W: -134 1991/12/27 to 1996/01/02 Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation, Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness, Ice Depth/Thickness, Ice Sheets
MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica 2003-2004 (MOA2004) Image Map, Version 1 N: -60, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180 2003/11/01 to 2003/12/17
2003/11/20 to 2004/02/29
Snow Grain Size, Surface Morphology
Radarsat Antarctic Mapping Project Digital Elevation Model, Version 1 N: -60, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180 1940/01/01 to 1999/01/01 Contours, Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation, Glaciers, Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography, Ice Sheets, Landforms, Topographical Relief
Roosevelt Island Bedrock and Surface Elevations, Version 1 N: -79.3539, S: -79.5906, E: -159.8077, W: -161.5307 1997/11/11 to 1997/12/12 Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation, Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography, Ice Depth/Thickness, Ice Sheets, Landforms, Terrain Elevation, Topographical Relief, Topographic Effects
Seasat and GEOSAT Altimetry for the Antarctic and Greenland Ice Sheets, Version 1 N: 72, S: 60, E: -20, W: -60 1978/06/01 to 1986/09/30 Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation, Ice Sheets
Surface Elevation and Ice Thickness, Western Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica, Version 1 N: -71, S: -80, E: -136, W: -157 1998/12/01 to 1999/01/31 Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation, Ice Depth/Thickness, Ice Extent, Ice Growth/Melt, Ice Sheets, Radar, Terrain Elevation
Antarctic 1 km Digital Elevation Model (DEM) from Combined ERS-1 Radar and ICESat Laser Satellite Altimetry, Version 1 N: -60, S: -86, E: 180, W: -180 2003/02/20 to 2008/03/21
1994/03/01 to 1995/01/31
Coastal Elevation, Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation, Terrain Elevation
Antarctic Peninsula 100 m Digital Elevation Model Derived from ASTER GDEM, Version 1 N: -63, S: -70, E: -55, W: -70 2000/01/01 to 2009/12/31 Coastal Elevation, Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation, Terrain Elevation

Greenland

Title Spatial Coverage Temporal Coverage Parameter(s)
Digital SAR Mosaic and Elevation Map of the Greenland Ice Sheet, Version 1 N: 84, S: 60, E: -10, W: -73 1991/01/01 to 1995/12/31
1992/08/02 to 1992/09/09
Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation, Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography, Ice Edges
Elevation Change of the Southern Greenland Ice Sheet from 1978-88, Version 1 N: 72, S: 61, E: -30, W: -52 1978/01/01 to 1988/12/31 Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation, Ice Sheets
GLAS/ICESat 1 km Laser Altimetry Digital Elevation Model of Greenland, Version 1 N: 83, S: 60, E: -11, W: -73 2003/02/01 to 2005/06/30 Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
Greenland 5 km DEM, Ice Thickness, and Bedrock Elevation Grids, Version 1 N: 84, S: 60, E: -15, W: -72 1993/01/01 to 1999/12/31
1970/01/01 to 1970/12/01
Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation, Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness, Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography, Ice Depth/Thickness, Ice Sheets, Landforms, Topographical Relief, Topographic Effects
Seasat and GEOSAT Altimetry for the Antarctic and Greenland Ice Sheets, Version 1 N: 72, S: 60, E: -20, W: -60 1978/06/01 to 1986/09/30 Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation, Ice Sheets

Global

Title Spatial Coverage Temporal Coverage Parameter(s)
GLAS/ICESat L1A Global Altimetry Data, Version 33 N: 86, S: -86, E: 180, W: -180
2003/02/20 to 2009/10/11
Waveform
GLAS/ICESat L2 Sea Ice Altimetry Data, Version 34 N: 86, S: -86, E: 180, W: -180
2003/02/20 to 2009/10/11
Ice Roughness, Laser Reflectance, Sea Ice Elevation