Seasat and GEOSAT Altimetry for the Antarctic and Greenland Ice Sheets
Entry ID: NSIDC-0053

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Summary
Abstract: The Ice Altimetry System (IAS) CD-ROM contains surface elevations of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets derived from Seasat and GEOSAT radar altimetry data. The Seasat data were collected for a continuous 90 days in 1978, at latitudes between 72 degrees South and 72 degrees North. GEOSAT was launched in 1985 and placed in a nearly identical orbit to Seasat, also at latitudes of between 72 ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 72.0   S: 60.0   E: -20.0   W: -60.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Seasat and GEOSAT Altimetry for the Antarctic and Greenland Ice Sheets
Dataset Release Date: 1997-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0053.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1978-06-01
Stop Date: 1986-09-30
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution
Distribution Media: CD-ROM
Distribution Format: ASCII, binary
Fees: None
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 301-614-5643
Fax: 301-614-5644
Email: Jay.Zwally at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Code 614
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Publications/References
National Snow and Ice Data Center. 1985-1986. Users' Manual on the Ice Altimetry System CD-ROM. NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center, University of Colorado at Boulder. Seasat and GEOSAT Ice Altimetry Data. Digital data available from nsidc@kryos.colorado.edu. Boulder, Colorado. Zwally, H. J., A. C. Brenner, J. A. Major, T. V. Martin, and R. A. Bindschadler. 1990. Satellite radar altimetry over ice. Processing and corrections of Seasat data over Greenland. NASA Reference Publication 1: 1233. Zwally, H. Jay, Judy A. Major, Anita C. Brenner, and Robert A. Bindschadler. 1987. Ice measurements by GEOSAT radar altimetry. Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest. 8:2:251-254.
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-08-01
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