Reliability shapefile for slope corrected orthometric heights of Antarctica derived from ERS radar altimetryEntry ID: ERS_REL_ANT
Abstract: Shapefile indicating areas of valid and invalid slope corrected orthometric heights derived from ERS Radar Altimetry. Refer to metadata record GRI_ORT_SLC_FIN for more information.
Start Date: 2003-01-01Stop Date: 2003-01-31
Latitude Resolution: 5000 m
Longitude Resolution: 5000 m
Vertical Resolution: 0.2 m
ISO Topic Category
Quality The reliability shapefile was generated from the file of slope corrected orthometric heights (refer to metadata record GRI_ORT_SLC_FIN). All points in the file were used. An area was generated around each polygon using the Thiessen command in Arc/Info. This creates polygon boundaries that fall midway between adjacent points. Polygons surrounding invalid points were merged and the polygons around valid points were likewise merged (Arc/Info Dissolve command was used). This produced a shapefile of areas containing valid points and invalid points. The number of points inside invalid areas was also attached to the invalid polygons (Count field).
Access Constraints Available unprojected or in a Polar Stereographic projection with true scale at 71 degrees S.
ArcView shapefiles are available on the web (refer to the url below).
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
The Australian Antarctic Data Centre must be acknowledged.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 876 kB
Distribution Format: .shp
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 3 6232 3577
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: gis at aad.gov.au
Australian Antarctic Division 203 Channel Highway
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-02-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-01-10