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MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Mapping Project (GIMP) Land Ice and Ocean Classification Mask, Version 1
Data set id:
NSIDC-0714
DOI: 10.5067/B8X58MQBFUPA
This is the most recent version of these data.
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 a complete land ice and ocean classification mask for the Greenland ice sheet, that was mapped using a combination of USGS Landsat 7 ETM+ panchromatic band imagery, and the Canadian Space Agency's (CSA) RADARSAT-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) amplitude images. See Greenland Ice Mapping Project (GIMP) for related data.
Parameter(s):
LAND ICE/OCEAN CLASSIFICATION
Platform(s):
LANDSAT-7, LANDSAT-8, RADARSAT-1
Sensor(s):
ETM+, OLI, SAR
Data Format(s):
GeoTIFF
Temporal Coverage:
1 July 1999 to 30 September 2002
15 January 2013 to 30 September 2015
Temporal Resolution:
  • Not applicable
Spatial Resolution:
  • 15 m
  • 30 m
  • 90 m
  • 15 m
  • 30 m
  • 90 m
Spatial Reference System(s):
WGS 84 / NSIDC Sea Ice Polar Stereographic North
EPSG:3413
Spatial Coverage:
N:
82
S:
58
E:
7
W:
-90
Blue outlined yellow areas on the map below indicate the spatial coverage for this data set.

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Sample Data Image

Image
Land, ice, ocean classification map of Greenland

This land ice and ocean classification map of Greenland indicates land-based ice (white), below-sea-level land (blue), and ocean (black). Credit: NASA MEaSUREs GrIMP Data: USGS, CSA

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