MEaSUREs Phase-Based Antarctica Ice Velocity Map, Version 1
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This data set, as part of the NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program, combines interferometric phases from multiple satellite interferometric synthetic-aperture radar systems to derive the first comprehensive phase-based map of Antarctic ice velocity. The precision in ice speed and flow direction over 80% of Antarctica is better than prior mappings based on feature and speckle tracking by a factor of 10. Phase-derived velocity mostly covers the years between 2007 and 2018, while tracking-derived velocity (for regions along the coasts) is mostly found in the years from 2013 to 2017. Additional data acquired between 1996 and 2018 were used as needed to maximize coverage. See Antarctic Ice Sheet Velocity and Mapping Data for related data.
ALOS, ALOS-2, ENVISAT, ERS-1, ERS-2, LANDSAT-8, RADARSAT-1, RADARSAT-2, SENTINEL-1A, SENTINEL-1B, TDX, TSX
ASAR, C-SAR, OLI, PALSAR, PALSAR-2, SAR
1 January 1996 to 31 December 2018
Spatial Reference System(s):
WGS 84 / Antarctic Polar Stereographic
Blue outlined yellow areas on the map below indicate the spatial coverage for this data set.
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