MEaSUREs Greenland Monthly Image Mosaics from MODIS, Version 1 (NSIDC-0724)
Data set:
NSIDC-0724
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, consists of monthly image mosaics of the Greenland coastline and ice sheet periphery constructed from composited MODIS imagery. See Greenland Ice Mapping Project (GIMP) for related data.
Parameter(s):
ICE EDGES SURFACE MORPHOLOGY
Platform(s):
Aqua, Terra
Sensor(s):
MODIS
Data Format(s):
GeoTIFF
Temporal Coverage:
1 March 2008 to 30 September 2016
Temporal Resolution:
1 month, 1 month
Spatial Resolution:
100 m
100 m
,
500 m
500 m
Spatial Coverage:
N:
85
S:
57
E:
11
W:
-109

Data Access & Tools

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Sample Data Image

Image
Surface morphology mosaic

This map is a monthly image mosaic of Greenland, which shows the surface morphology, and the glacier ice edge at the calving fronts in fjords. The mosaic is derived from high-pass filtered MODIS Band 1 (red light) images. Credit: NASA MEaSUREs GrIMP Data: NASA MODIS

Help Articles

How To

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.