MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Mapping Project (GIMP) Digital Elevation Model, Version 1 (NSIDC-0645)
This is the most recent version of these data.
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.
GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION
ICESAT, NOAA-14, SPOT-5, TERRA
ASTER, AVHRR-2, GLAS, HRS
20 February 2003 to 11 October 2009
1 year, 1 year
Spatial Reference System(s):
WGS 84 / NSIDC Sea Ice Polar Stereographic North
Yellow areas on the map below indicate the spatial coverage for this data set.
Data Access & Tools
Sample Data Image
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 the following data products:
Many NSIDC DAAC data sets can be accessed using the NSIDC DAAC's Data Access Tool. This tool provides the ability to search and filter data with spatial and temporal constraints using a map-based interface. Users have the option to
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.
All 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, using wget or curl. Basic command line instructions are provided in the article below.