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Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0709

MEaSUREs Antarctic Boundaries for IPY 2007-2009 from Satellite Radar, Version 2

This data set, part of the NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) program, provides maps of Antarctic ice shelves, Antarctic basins, and the Antarctic coastline. The maps are assembled from 2008-2009 ice-front data from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) ALOS PALSAR and European Space Agency's ENVISAT ASAR data, acquired during International Polar Years 2007-2009 (IPY); the InSAR-based grounding line data (MEaSUREs Antarctic Grounding Line from Differential Satellite Radar Interferometry), augmented with other grounding line sources; the Antarctic ice velocity map (MEaSUREs InSAR-Based Antarctica Ice Velocity Map); and the Bedmap-2 DEM.

See Antarctic Ice Sheet Velocity and Mapping Data for related data.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary:

Major changes for Version 2 include:

  • Added the basins IMBIE 2016 and refined
  • Updated and expanded the attribute lists

Minor changes include:

  • Changed grounding lines for Crosson/Dotson ice shelves based on Sentinel-1A
  • Added 15 new small ice shelves
  • Added missing ice rises on Larsen-C, Riiser-Larsen, Quar, Atka, Fimbul, Crosson, Borchgrevink, Beaudouin, and Pine Island ice shelves
  • Fixed an issue with Wordie ice shelf boundaries (Cape Jeremy basin)
  • Fixed an issue with Larsen A ice shelf, Drygalski glacier
  • Fixed small gaps between polygons
  • Updated names of the ice shelves (each polygon has a specific name)
  • Removed grounded polygon from IceBoundaries (provided by GroundingLine_Antarctica shapefile)

STANDARD Level of Service

Data: Data integrity and usability verified

Documentation: Key metadata and user guide available

User Support: Assistance with data access and usage; guidance on use of data in tools

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Parameter(s):
  • GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > BASINS
  • GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > COASTLINE
  • GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIERS > GROUNDING LINE
  • GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > ICE SHELVES
Data Format(s):
  • ESRI Shapefile
  • GeoTIFF
  • Bitmap (.bmp)
Spatial Coverage:
N: -60, 
S: -90, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):ALOS, AQUA, COSMO-SKYMED, ENVISAT, ERS-1, ERS-2, LANDSAT-8, RADARSAT-1, RADARSAT-2, SENTINEL-1A, TERRA
Spatial Resolution:
  • 25 m to 250 m
Sensor(s):ASAR, C-SAR, MODIS, OLI, PALSAR, SAR
Temporal Coverage:
  • 7 February 1992 to 31 December 2015
Version(s):V2
Temporal Resolution24 yearMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Jeremie Mouginot, Bernd Scheuchl, Eric Rignot

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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.

Mouginot, J., B. Scheuchl, and E. Rignot. 2017. MEaSUREs Antarctic Boundaries for IPY 2007-2009 from Satellite Radar, 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/AXE4121732AD. [Date Accessed].

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