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MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Mapping Project (GIMP) 2000 Image Mosaic, Version 1 (NSIDC-0713)
Data set:
NSIDC-0713
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Version Summary
Initial release

Overview

This data set, part of the NASA's Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) program, provides a complete 15 m resolution image mosaic of the Greenland ice sheet, derived from USGS Landsat 7 ETM+ imagery and Canadian Space Agency's (CSA) RADARSAT-1 imagery from the years 1999 to 2002. Additional bands (some at 30 m resolution) are provided for each tile in the mosaic and are useful for understanding surface properties, such as snow grain size, bedrock outcrops, mapping layering in the snow, and blue ice or lake-filled regions, during the spring and summer months. The panchromatic (band 8) mosaic provides the highest-resolution view of the ice sheet surface at 15 m, resolving topographic features, large crevasses, and other geophysical structures. See Greenland Ice Mapping Project (GIMP) for related data.
Data Contributor(s):
  • Ian
    Howat
Parameter(s):
SURFACE MORPHOLOGY
Platform(s):
LANDSAT-7, RADARSAT-1
Sensor(s):
ETM+, SAR
Data Format(s):
GeoTIFF, ASCII
Temporal Coverage:
30 June 1999 to 4 September 2002
Temporal Resolution:
3 month, 3 month
Spatial Resolution:
15 m
15 m
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30 m
30 m
Spatial Coverage:
N:
82
S:
60
E:
-20
W:
-70

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Sample Data Image

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Tile identifiers of Greenland mosaic

This image previews the mosaic of the Greenland Ice Sheet, acquired from 1992 to 2002. The overlying grid gives the tile identifiers. Credit: NASA MEaSUREs GrIMP Data: CSA, USGS

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