Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0076

Antarctic 5-km Digital Elevation Model from ERS-1 Altimetry, Version 1

This data set provides a Digital Elevation Model (DEM) for Antarctica to 81.5 degrees south latitude, at a resolution of 5 km. Approximately twenty million data points were used to generate this data set. Data points were derived from ERS-1 radar altimetry during the geodetic phase from March 1994 to May 1995.

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Parameter(s):
  • GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION
  • GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > ICE SHEETS
  • GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIERS > ICE SHEETS
  • TOPOGRAPHY > SURFACE ROUGHNESS
  • Topography > Topographical Relief
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII
Spatial Coverage:
N: -65, 
S: -81, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):ERS-1, SATELLITES
Spatial Resolution:
  • 5
Sensor(s):RA, RADAR ALTIMETERS
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 March 1994 to 31 May 1995
Version(s):V1
Temporal Resolution1 dayMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Jonathan Bamber, R. Layberry, S. Gogenini

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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.

Bamber, J. 2000. Antarctic 5-km Digital Elevation Model from ERS-1 Altimetry, 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/BZVCEDZWUTCH. [Date Accessed].

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