DISP Yearly Satellite Photographic Mosaics of Greenland 1962-1963
Entry ID: NSIDC-0118

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Abstract: The Declassified Intelligence Satellite Photographs (DISP) Yearly Satellite Photographic Mosaics of Greenland are composites of black-and-white photographs of Greenland taken from American satellites in 1962 and 1963. The mosaics provide details of ice sheet morphology, glaciers, rock outcrops, the coastline, and other features. The image mosaics are useful for comparing the extent and internal configuration of the Greenland ice sheet with current satellite data. The data set consists of one tagged image file (.TIF) for each year. The mosaic images are available via FTP. The files are large-- the 1962 mosaic image dimensions are 17,092 by 28,484 pixels and the file size is 464.3 MB. The 1963 image dimensions are 17,792 by 27,805 pixels and the file size is 471.8 MB.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 84.0   S: 58.0   E: -10.0   W: -75.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Zhou, G., and Jezek, K.C.
Dataset Title: DISP Yearly Satellite Photographic Mosaics of Greenland 1962-1963
Dataset Release Date: 2002-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0118.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1962-05-15
Stop Date: 1963-10-31
SATELLITES Ancillary Description
Cameras Ancillary Description
Access Constraints Users may obtain entire mosaics from NSIDC, but the individual scenes are not available.
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Data Center
NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
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: 475 MB
Distribution Format: TIFF

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 483 MB
Distribution Format: TIFF
Email: gzhou at odu.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Civil Engineering and Technology
Old Dominion University, Kaufman Hall, Rm 214
City: Norfolk
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23529
Country: USA
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Jezek, K.C., and G. Zhou, Satellite photograph mosaics of Greenland from the 1960s era. International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 23, no. 6, 1143-1159 (2002)

Zhou, G., K. Jezek, W. Wright, and J. Granger, 2002. Orthorectification of 1960s Satellite Photographs Covering Greenland. IEEE Trans. Geosci. and Rem Sens, vol 40, no 6, p. 1247-1259.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-08-15
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