MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Sheet Velocity Map from InSAR Data
Entry ID: NSIDC-0478

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Abstract: This data set, part of the NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) program, provides annual ice-sheet-wide velocity maps for Greenland, derived using Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) data from the RADARSAT-1 satellite. The data set currently contains ice velocity data for the winter of 2000-2001 and 2005-2006, 2006-2007, and 2007-2008 ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 83.0   S: 60.0   E: -14.0   W: -75.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Joughin, I., B. Smith, I. Howat, and T. Scambos.
Dataset Title: MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Sheet Velocity Map from InSAR Data
Dataset Release Date: 2010-10-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-01-01
Stop Date: 2009-12-31
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RADARSAT-1 Ancillary Description
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments

Data Center Personnel
Email: nsidc at
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 750 MB
Distribution Format: Binary

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 564 MB
Distribution Format: Geographic Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF) (.geotiff)
Phone: 206-221-3177
Fax: 206-616-3142
Email: ian at
Contact Address:
Polar Science Center
Applied Physics Lab
University of Washington
1013 NE 40th Street
City: Seattle
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98105-6698
Country: USA
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Joughin, I. 1995. Estimation of Ice-Sheet Topography and Motion Using Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar. (PhD Dissertation, University of Washington). Joughin, I. 2002. Ice-Sheet Velocity Mapping: A Combined Interferometric and Speckle-Tracking Approach. Annals of Glaciology 34: 195-201. doi:10.3189/172756402781817978. Joughin, I., S. Tulaczyk, R. Bindschadler, and S. F. Price. 2002. ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-10-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-19
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