MEaSUREs ITS_LIVE Landsat Image-Pair Glacier and Ice Sheet Surface Velocities, Version 1
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This is the most recent version of these data.
This data set, part of NASA's Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program, consists of ice velocities at 240 m resolution, generated from Landsat 4, 5, 7, and 8 optical image pairs. Velocities were derived using the autonomous Repeat Image Feature Tracking algorithm (autoRIFT) processing chain. Data are available for all land ice areas larger than 5 square km, spanning the period from 1985 to 2018 (subject to image availability and quality). Data scarcity and/or low radiometric quality are significant limiting factors for many regions during the earlier years of the data record. Annual, global coverage is nearly complete after the 2013 launch of Landsat 8.
LANDSAT-4, LANDSAT-5, LANDSAT-7, LANDSAT-8
ETM+, OLI, TM
12 November 1982 to 27 April 2019
6 days to 546 days
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Blue outlined yellow areas on the map below indicate the spatial coverage for this data set.
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