MEaSUREs InSAR-Based Ice Velocity of the Amundsen Sea Embayment, Antarctica, Version 1 (NSIDC-0545)
Data set:
NSIDC-0545
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Version Summary
Initial release

Overview

This data set, part of the NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program, provides high-resolution, digital mosaics of ice motion in the Amundsen Sea Embayment (ASE) and West Antarctica, including the Pine Island, Thwaites, Haynes, Pope, Smith, and Kohler glaciers. The mosaics were assembled from interferometric synthetic-aperture radar (InSAR) data acquired in 1996, 2000, 2002, and 2006-2012 by various satellites. See Antarctic Ice Sheet Velocity and Mapping Data for related data.
Data Contributor(s):
  • Eric
    Rignot
  • Jeremie
    Mouginot
  • Bernd
    Scheuchl
Parameter(s):
ICE VELOCITY
Platform(s):
ALOS, ERS-1, RADARSAT-1, RADARSAT-2, TDX
Sensor(s):
PALSAR, SAR
Data Format(s):
NetCDF, Binary, Binary
Temporal Coverage:
1 January 1996 to 31 December 1996 , 1 January 2000 to 31 December 2000 , 1 January 2002 to 31 December 2002 , 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2012
Temporal Resolution:
1 year
Spatial Resolution:
450 m
450 m
Spatial Coverage:
N:
-71.9876
S:
-80.4614
E:
82.8345
W:
-127.3826

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Amundsen Sea Embayment ice velocity

This color-coded map shows ice velocity, in kilometers per year, for the Amundsen Sea Embayment in 2007. The image is derived using data from ALOS PALSAR. Highest velocities appear in magenta and red, intermediate velocities appear in blue and green, and lowest velocities appear in yellow and peach. Areas where ice velocity is not measured appear in gray. Velocies are overlaid onto a MODIS mosaic. Credit: NASA MEaSUREs AIV Data: CSA, ESA, DLR, ASF

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