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MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Mapping Project (GIMP) Digital Elevation Model, Version 1 (NSIDC-0645)
Data set:
NSIDC-0645
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Version Summary
Initial release

Overview

This data set consists of an enhanced resolution digital elevation model (DEM) for the Greenland Ice Sheet. It was constructed by combining ASTER and SPOT 5 DEMs over the ice sheet periphery and margin with AVHRR photoclinometry for the interior and far north, and calibrating the data to approximate mean ICESat/GLAS elevations from 2003 to 2009. See Greenland Ice Mapping Project (GIMP) for related data.
Data Contributor(s):
  • Ian
    Howat
  • Adelaide
    Negrete
  • Ben
    Smith
Parameter(s):
GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION
Platform(s):
ICESAT, NOAA-14, SPOT-5, TERRA
Sensor(s):
ASTER, AVHRR-2, GLAS, HRS
Data Format(s):
GeoTIFF
Temporal Coverage:
20 February 2003 to 11 October 2009
Temporal Resolution:
1 year, 1 year
Spatial Resolution:
30 m
30 m
,
90m
90 m
Spatial Coverage:
N:
83
S:
60
E:
-14
W:
-75

Data Access & Tools

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Sample Data Image

Image
Greenland digital elevation map

Assembled from ASTER, SPOT, and AVHRR satellite sensors, this digital elevation model encompasses the entire Greenland Ice Sheet and its periphery. Credit: NASA MEaSUREs GrIMP Data: NASA, NOAA, ESA

Help Articles

How To

The answer is yes. Below the image in this article, you will find  sample code in IDL, MATLAB, and Python to read in a GeoTIFF file, extract the metadata, and create an image. The code has been tested with data from:
Many NSIDC data set web pages provide the ability to search and filter data with spatial and temporal contstraints using a map-based interface. This article outlines how to order NSIDC DAAC data using advanced searching and filtering. 
We recommend using the Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL) to convert GeoTIFF files into a different format.
We recommend using the Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL) or a GIS to reproject geoTIFF files.
  Data from the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC) can be accessed directly from our HTTPS file system or through our Application Programming Interface (API).