MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica (MOA) Image Map
Entry ID: NSIDC-0280

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Summary
Abstract: The MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica (MOA) Image Map (2003-2004) consists of two cloud-free digital image maps that show mean surface morphology and a quantatative measure of optical snow grain size on the Antarctic continent and surrounding islands. The 260 orbit swaths used to create the 2003/2004 MOA Surface Morphology Image Map and the 2003/2004 MOA Grain Size Image Map were acquired between 20 November 2003 and 29 February 2004 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instruments on board the NASA EOS Aqua and Terra satellites. The 122 orbit swaths used to create the 2003 MOA Grain Size Image Map were acquired between 1 November 2003 and 17 December 2003. Vector data sets with the corresponding coastlines, ice sheet grounding lines, and islands are also provided.

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Description: Images of Antarctic Ice Shelves


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Geographic Coverage
 N: -60.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Haran, T., J. Bohlander, T. Scambos, T. Painter, and M. Fahnestock.
Dataset Title: MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica (MOA) Image Map
Dataset Release Date: 2005-11-02
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Dataset DOI: doi:10.7265/N5ZK5DM5
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0280


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-11-01
Stop Date: 2003-12-17

Start Date: 2003-11-20
Stop Date: 2004-02-29


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 250 m
Longitude Resolution: 250 m


Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >FIRN >SNOW GRAIN SIZE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICE SHEETS >SURFACE MORPHOLOGY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER


Platform
AQUA >Earth Observing System, AQUA    [Information]
SATELLITES    [Information]
TERRA >Earth Observing System, TERRA (AM-1)    [Information]


Instrument
MODIS >Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer    [Information]


Keywords
AGDC
Antarctica
Aqua
MODIS
Satellite Imagery
Satellites
snow grain size
Surface Morphology
Terra


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
NSIDC


Data Center
NSIDC Antarctic Glaciological Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/agdc/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC AGDC 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


National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

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



Distribution
Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Format: Binary

Distribution_Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution_Format: Joint Photographic Expert Group (JPEG) (.jpg)

Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Format: ENVI Vector File (.evf)

Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Format: Generic Mapping Tools (.gmt)

Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Format: ESRI Shapefiles (.shp, .shx, .dbf, and .prj)

Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Format: Keyhole Markup Language (.kml)

Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Format: Geographic Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF) (.geotiff)


Personnel
TERRY HARAN
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 303-492-1847
Email: tharan 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


JENNIFER BOHLANDER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
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


TED SCAMBOS
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 303 492 1113
Email: teds 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


THOMAS PAINTER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Center for the Study of Earth from Space (CSES)
CIRES, 216 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0216
Country: USA


MARK FAHNESTOCK
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 907-474-5970
Email: fahnestock at gi.alaska.edu
Contact Address:
Geophysical Institute/University of New Hampshire
903 Koyukuk Drive
City: Fairbanks
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99775
Country: USA


NSIDC USER SERVICES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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


Publications/References
Bindschadler, R. A. and P. L. Vornberger. 1990. AVHRR Imagery reveals Antarctic ice dynamics. EOS 71(23), 741-742. Bohlander, J., T. Scambos, T. Haran, M. Fahnestock. 2004. A New MODIS-based Mosaic of Antarctica: MOA. EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 85(47). F452. Bourdelles, B., and M. Fily. 1993. Snow grain-size determination from Landsat imagery over Terre Adélie, Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology 17, 86-92. Cooper, A. P. R. 1994. A simple shape-from-shading algorithm applied to images of ice-covered terrain. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 32(6), 1196-1198. Dowdeswell, J. A., and McIntyre, N. F. 1987. The surface topography of large ice masses from Landsat imagery. Journal of Glaciology 33(133), 16-33. Greene, N. and P. S. Heckbert. 1986. Creating Raster Omnimax Images from Multiple Perspective Views Using the Elliptical Weighted Average Filter. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications 6(6). 21-27. Fahnestock, M. A., R. Bindschadler, R. Kwok, and K. Jezek. 1993. Greenland Ice Sheet surface properties and ice dynamics from ERS-1 SAR imagery. Science 262, 1530-1534. Ferrigno, J. G., J. L. Mullins, J. A. Stapleton, R. A. Bindschadler, T. A. Scambos, L. B. Bellisime, J. A. Bowell, and A. V. Acosta. 1994. Landsat TM image maps of the Shirase and Siple Coast ice streams, West Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology 20, 407-412. Fily, M, B. Bourdelles, J. P. Dedieu, and C. Sergent. 1997. Comparison of in situ and Landsat Thematic Mapper derived snow grain characteristics in the Alps. Remote Sensing of Environment 59. 452-460. Haran , T. M., M. A. Fahnestock, and T. A. Scambos. 2002. De-striping of MODIS optical bands for ice sheet mapping and topography. EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 88(47). F317. Jezek, K. 1999. Glaciological properties of the Antarctic ice sheet, from Radarsat-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery. Annals of Glaciology 29, 286-290. Massom, R., and 17 others (2006). ARISE (Antarctic Remote Ice Sensing Experiment) in the East 2003: Validation of satellite-derived sea-ice data products. Annals of Glaciology, 44, 288−296. Merson, R. H., 1989. An AVHRR mosaic image of Antarctica. International Journal of Remote Sensing 10, 669. Nolin, A. W., and J. Dozier. 2000. A hyperspectral method for remotely sensing the grain size of snow. Remote Sensing of Environment 74(2), 207-216. Orheim, O. and B. Lucchitta. 1988. Numerical analysis of Landsat thematic mapper images of Antarctica: surface temperatures and physical properties. Annals of Glaciology 11, 109. Orheim, O., and B. Lucchitta. 1990. Investigating climate change by digital analysis of blue ice extent on satellite images of Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology 14, 211-215. Painter, T., and J. Dozier. 2004. Measurements of the hemispherical-directional reflectance of snow at fine spectral and angular resolution. Journal of Geophysical Research 109, D18115, doi:10.1029/2003JD004458. Parish, T. R. and D. H. Bromwich. 1991. Continental-scale simulation of the Antarctic katabatic wind regime. Journal of Climate 4(1), 135-146, doi: 10.1175/1520-0442(1991)004<0135:CSSOTA>2.0.CO;2 Ricchiazzi, P., S. Yang, C. Gautier, and D. Sowle. 1998. SBDART: A research and teaching software tool for plane-parallel radiative transfer in the Earth's atmosphere. Bulletin of American Meteorological Society 79(10), 2101-2114. Scambos, T. A., and R. A. Bindschadler. 1991. Feature map of Ice Streams C, D, and E, West Antarctica. Antarctic Journal of the United States 26(5), 312-314. Scambos, T., G. Kvaran, and M. Fahnestock. 1999. Improving AVHRR resolution through data cumulating for mapping polar ice sheets. Remote Sensing of Environment 69. 56-66. Scambos, T. A., and M. A. Fahnestock. 1998. Improving digital elevation models over ice sheets using AVHRR-based photoclinometry. Journal of Glaciology 44, 97-103. Scambos, T. A., Dutkiewitcz, M. J., Wilson, J. C., and R. A. Bindschadler. 1992. Application of image cross-correlation software to the measurement of glacier velocity using satellite image data. Remote Sensing of Environment 42, 177-186. Scambos, T., T. Haran, M. Fahnestock, T. Painter, and J. Bohlander. 2007. MODIS-based Mosaic of Antarctica (MOA) data sets: continent-wide surface morphology and snow grain size. Remote Sensing of Environment 111(2): 242-257, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2006.12.020. Seko, K., Furukawa, T., Nishio, F., and Watanabe, O. 1993. Undulating topography on the Antarctic ice sheet revealed by NOAA AVHRR images. Annals of Glaciology 17, 55-62. Swithinbank, C., K. Brunk, and J. Sievers. 1988. A glaciological map of Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf, Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology 11, 150–155. USGS. 1991. Satellite Image Map of Antarctica, 1:5,000,000. Miscellaneous Map Investigation Series I-2284. USGS. 1996. Satellite Image Map of Antarctica, 1:5,000,000. Miscellaneous Map Investigation Series I-2560. Warren, S. 1982. Optical properties of snow. Reviews of Geophysics and Space Physics 20(1), 67-89. Winther, Jan-G., M. N. Jespersen and G. E. Liston. 2001. Blue-ice areas in Antarctica derived from NOAA AVHRR satellite data. Journal of Glaciology 47(157), 325–334. Wolfe, R. E., M. Nishihama, A. J. Fleig, J. A. Kuyper, D. P. Roy, J. C. Storey and F. S. Patt. 2002. Achieving sub-pixel geolocation accuracy in support of MODIS land science. Remote Sensing of the Environment 83 (1-2), 31-49.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-22

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