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Radarsat Antarctic Mapping Project Digital Elevation Model
Entry ID: NSIDC-0082

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Summary
Abstract: The high-resolution Radarsat Antarctic Mapping Project (RAMP) Digital Elevation Model (DEM) combines topographic data from a variety of sources to provide consistent coverage of all of Antarctica.

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Link: GET DATA
Description: FTP


Link: GET DATA
Description: HTTPS


Link: GET SERVICE
Description: OGC Web Services


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: The Radarsat Antarctic Mapping Project (RAMP)


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Documentation


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Polar Ice Sheet DEMs and Elevation Data


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Atlas of the Cryosphere


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

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Liu, H., K. C. Jezek, B. Li, and Z. Zhao.
Dataset Title: Radarsat Antarctic Mapping Project Digital Elevation Model
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0082
Dataset Release Date: 2015-12-03
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NASA NSIDC DAAC: NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center
Version: 2
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0082


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1940-01-01
Stop Date: 1999-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIERS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIERS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER TOPOGRAPHY/ICE SHEET TOPOGRAPHY    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER TOPOGRAPHY/ICE SHEET TOPOGRAPHY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICE SHEETS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICE SHEETS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION >CONTOUR MAPS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION >TOPOGRAPHICAL RELIEF MAPS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
INLAND WATERS
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
ELEVATION


Platform
Aircraft    [Information]
DEM >Digital Elevation Model    [Information]
ERS-1 >European Remote Sensing Satellite-1    [Information]
GROUND STATIONS    [Information]
GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS    [Information]
MAPS    [Information]


Instrument
GPS >Global Positioning System    [Information]
GPS RECEIVERS    [Information]
Radar Altimeters    [Information]


Project
RAMP >Radarsat Antarctic Mapping Project    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]


Quality
The vertical accuracy of the DEM is estimated at about 100-130 m over the rugged mountainous areas, better than 2 m for the ice shelves, better than 15m for the interior ice sheet and about 35 m for the steeper ice sheet perimeter.


Keywords
Aircraft
Altimetry
Antarctic
Antarctica
Cartography
Contours
Cryosphere
DAAC
Dem
DEMs-project
digital elevation models
EOSDIS
ERS-1
GIS error detection
glaciers
Goddard Space Flight Center
GPS data
Hydrosphere
Ice Sheet Elevation
ice sheets
Islands
LANDFORMS
Mapping
mountains
NASA
NSIDC
NSIDC-0082
Radar Altimetry
Radar Echo Sounders
RADARSAT-1
Radarsat Antarctic mapping project
RAMP
RAMP-project
Relief
Satellite Radar Data
Terrain Elevation
Topographic Maps
Topography
updated
Version 2


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
OH-STATE/BPRC


Data Center
NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC DAAC 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_Size: 330 MB
Distribution_Format: ArcGIS

Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 352 MB
Distribution_Format: Binary

Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 56 MB
Distribution_Format: Binary

Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 2649 MB
Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 424 MB
Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 114 MB
Distribution_Format: ArcGIS

Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 1410 MB
Distribution_Format: Binary

Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 25 MB
Distribution_Format: ArcGIS


Personnel
HONGXING LIU
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Department of Geography
Texas A&M University
City: College Station
Province or State: TX
Country: USA


KENNETH C. JEZEK
Role: INVESTIGATOR
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


BIYAN LI
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
The Byrd Polar Research Center
The Ohio State University
City: Columbus
Province or State: OH
Country: USA


ZHIYUAN ZHAO
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
The Byrd Polar Research Center
The Ohio State University
City: Columbus
Province or State: OH
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
Bliss, N.B., L.M. Olsen. 1996. Development of a 30-arc-second digital elevation model of South America. Paper presented at Pecora Thirteen Human Interactions with the Environment - Perspective from Space, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, August 20-22. Brenner, A.C., R.A. Bindschadler, R.H. Thomas, H.J. Zwally. 1983. Slope-induced errors in radar altimetry over continental ice sheets. Journal of Geophysical Research 88:1617-1623. Davis C.H., H.J. Zwally. 1993. Geographic and seasonal variations in the surface properties of the ice sheets by satellite radar altimetry. Journal of Glaciology 39:687-697. ESRI. 1991. ARC/INFO User's Guide: Cell-based modeling with GRID. ESRI Inc. Gesch, D.B., K.S. Larson. 1996. Techniques for development of global 1-kilometer digital elevation models. Paper presented at Pecora Thirteen Human Interactions with the Environment - Perspective from Space, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, August 20-22. Hutchinson, M.F. 1989. A new procedure for gridding elevation and stream line data with automatic removal of spurious pits. Journal of Hydrology 106:211-232. Hutchinson, M.F. 1988. Calculation of hydrologically sound digital elevation models. In Proceedings of Third International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling: 117-133. Sydney, Australia. Jezek, K.C., H. Liu, Z. Zhao, B. Li. Improving a digital elevation model of Antarctica using radar remote sensing data and GIS techniques. Polar Geography 23: 185-200. Liu, H., K. Jezek, B. Li. 1999. Development of an Antarctic digital elevation model by integrating cartographic and remotely sensed data: A geographic information system based approach. Journal of Geophysical Research 104: 23,199-23,213. Liu, H. 1999. Development of an Antarctic digital elevation model. Byrd Polar Research Center Report No. 19, 157 pp. Zwally, H.J., R.A. Bindschadler, A.C. Brenner, T.V. Martin, R.H. Thomas. 1983. Surface elevation contours of Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets. Journal of Geophysical Research 88(C3):1589-1596.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2015-12-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27



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