Antarctic Ice Velocity Data
Entry ID: NSIDC-0070

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Abstract: This compilation of recent ice velocity data of the Antarctic ice sheet is intended for use by the polar scientific community. The data are presented in tabular form (ASCII), containing latitude, longitude, speed, bearing, and error ranges. A metadata header describes the source of the data, the time of measurement, and gives details on measurement accuracy and precision. The tables are available ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -50.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Ted Scambos, compiler
Dataset Title: Antarctic Ice Velocity Data
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1975-01-01
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: NSIDC-0070

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: ftp
Distribution Size: 1 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII and GIF images
Fees: None
Phone: 301-614-5707
Fax: 301-614-5666
Email: Robert.A.Bindschadler at
Contact Address:
Goddard Space Flight Center
Mailstop 614.0
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Bindschadler, R.A. and P. Vornberger. 1998. Changes in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet since 1963 from declassified satellite photography. Science. 279:689-92. Bindschadler, R.A. 1997. Actively surging West Antarctic ice streams and their response characteristics. Ann. Glaciol. 24:409-14. Bindschadler, R.A. and T.A. Scambos. 1991. Satellite-image-derived velocity field of an Antarctic ice stream. ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-08-01
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