Data Set ID: 
NSIDC-0723

MEaSUREs Greenland Image Mosaics from Sentinel-1A and -1B, Version 2

This data set, part of the NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) program, consists of 6-day and 12-day 50 m resolution image mosaics of the Greenland coastline and ice sheet periphery. The mosaics are derived from C-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (C-SAR) acquired by the Copernicus Sentinel-1A and -1B imaging satellites starting in January 2015.

See Greenland Ice Mapping Project (GIMP) for related data.

There is a more recent version of these data.

Version Summary: 

The changes for Version 2 include:

  • Data reprocessed with a small radiometric correction to improve consistency across seam boundaries.
  • Temporal coverage expanded.
  • Dates added to the .gif files.

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Parameter(s):
  • RADAR > RADAR BACKSCATTER
Data Format(s):
  • GIF
  • ESRI Shapefile
  • XML
  • JPEG
  • GeoTIFF
Spatial Coverage:
N: 84, 
S: 59, 
E: -15, 
W: -73
Platform(s):SENTINEL-1A, SENTINEL-1B
Spatial Resolution:
  • 50 m x 50 m
Sensor(s):C-SAR
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 2015
(updated 2019)
Version(s):V2
Temporal Resolution6 days to 12 daysMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Ian Joughin

Geographic Coverage

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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.

Joughin, I. 2017, updated 2019. MEaSUREs Greenland Image Mosaics from Sentinel-1A and -1B, 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/GPVL3SACPBW4. [Date Accessed].

Literature Citation

As a condition of using these data, we request that you acknowledge the author(s) of this data set by referencing the following peer-reviewed publication.

  • Joughin, I., B. Smith, I. Howat, T. Moon, and T. Scambos. 2016. A SAR record of early 21st century change in Greenland, Journal of Glaciology. 62. 62-71. https://doi.org/10.1017/jog.2016.10

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