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NSIDC-0754

MEaSUREs Phase-Based Antarctica Ice Velocity Map, Version 1

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.

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Parameter(s):
  • SNOW/ICE > ICE VELOCITY
Data Format(s):
  • NetCDF
Spatial Coverage:
N: -60, 
S: -90, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):ALOS, ALOS-2, ENVISAT, ERS-1, ERS-2, LANDSAT-8, RADARSAT-1, RADARSAT-2, SENTINEL-1A, SENTINEL-1B, TDX, TSX
Spatial Resolution:
  • 450 m x 450 m
Sensor(s):ASAR, C-SAR, OLI, PALSAR, PALSAR-2, SAR
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2018
Version(s):V1
Temporal Resolution11 yearMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Jeremie Mouginot, Eric Rignot, Bernd Scheuchl

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.

Mouginot, J., E. Rignot, and B. Scheuchl. 2019. MEaSUREs Phase-Based Antarctica Ice Velocity Map, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. doi: https://doi.org/10.5067/PZ3NJ5RXRH10. [Date Accessed].

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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.

  • Mouginot, J., E. Rignot, and B. Scheuchl. 2019. Continent-wide, interferometric SAR phase-mapping of Antarctic ice velocity, Geophysical Research Letters. . .

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