Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0082

Radarsat Antarctic Mapping Project Digital Elevation Model, Version 2

The high-resolution Radarsat Antarctic Mapping Project (RAMP) Digital Elevation Model (DEM) combines topographic data from a variety of sources to provide consistent coverage of all of Antarctica.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary:

Version 2 improves upon the original version by incorporating new topographic data, error corrections, extended coverage, and other modifications.

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Data: Data integrity and usability verified

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Parameter(s):
  • TOPOGRAPHY > TERRAIN ELEVATION > CONTOUR MAPS
  • GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION
  • GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIERS
  • GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIER TOPOGRAPHY/ICE SHEET TOPOGRAPHY
  • GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > ICE SHEETS
Data Format(s):
  • ArcGIS
  • Binary
  • ASCII
Spatial Coverage:
N: -60, 
S: -90, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):AIRCRAFT, GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Spatial Resolution:Not SpecifiedSensor(s):GPS, GPS RECEIVERS, RADAR ALTIMETERS
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1940 to 1 January 1999
Version(s):V2
Temporal ResolutionNot specifiedMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Hongxing Liu, Kenneth Jezek, Biyan Li, Zhiyuan Zhao

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.

Liu, H., K. C. Jezek, B. Li, and Z. Zhao. 2015. Radarsat Antarctic Mapping Project Digital Elevation Model, Version 2. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.5067/8JKNEW6BFRVD. [Date Accessed].

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