RAMP AMM-1 SAR Image Mosaic of Antarctica
Entry ID: NSIDC-0103

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Abstract: In 1997, the Canadian RADARSAT-1 satellite was rotated in orbit so that its Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) antenna looked south towards Antarctica. This permitted the first high-resolution mapping of the entire continent of Antarctica. In 18 days, the satellite acquired a complete coverage of radar image swaths as part of the first Antarctic Mapping Mission (AMM-1). Swath images were assembled ... View entire text
Related URL
Description: RADARSAT Product Web Site
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Jezek, K. C., J. C. Curlander, F. Carsey, C. Wales, and R. G. Barry.
Dataset Title: RAMP AMM-1 SAR Image Mosaic of Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: 2013-03-13
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 2
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0103
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1997-09-01
Stop Date: 1997-10-31
RADARSAT-1 Ancillary Description
Data Set Progress
Data Center
NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center 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 Format: Binary

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: Geographic Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF) (.geotiff)
Phone: 614-292-7973
Fax: 614-292-4697
Email: jezek at iceberg.mps.ohio-state.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Geological Sciences and Byrd Polar Research Center
The Ohio State University
City: Columbus
Province or State: OH
Postal Code: 43210
Country: USA
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Jezek, K. C. 1999. Glaciological properties of the Antarctic ice sheet from RADARSAT-1 synthetic aperture radar imagery. Annals of Glaciology 29:286-290. Jezek, K.C. in press. RADARSAT-1 Antarctic mapping project: change detection and surface velocity campaign. Annals of Glaciology 34.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-03-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-07-07
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