Elevation Change of the Southern Greenland Ice Sheet from 1978-88
Entry ID: NSIDC-0223

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Abstract: Southern Greenland ice sheet elevation change estimates are derived from
SEASAT and GEOSAT radar altimetry data from 1978 to 1988. Data are
confined to 61-72 deg N, 30-50 deg W, above 1700 m elevation. The
addition of GEOSAT Geodetic Mission (GM) data results in twice as many
crossover points and 50% greater coverage than previous studies.
Coverage above 2000 m elevation is improved to 90%, and about 75% of the
area between 1700 m and 2000 m is now covered. Data are in ASCII text
format, available via FTP, and consist of elevation change rate (dH/dt,
cm/year) and corresponding error estimates in 50 km grid cells.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 72.0   S: 61.0   E: -30.0   W: -52.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Curt Davis, Craig Kluever, Bruce Haines
Dataset Title: Elevation Change of the Southern Greenland Ice Sheet from 1978-88
Dataset Release Date: 2001
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0223.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1978-01-01
Stop Date: 1988-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 50 km
Longitude Resolution: 50 km
Temporal Resolution: annual
Quality Refer to Davis et al. 2000 for details of orbit error analysis with
SEASAT and GEOSAT. Comparison with laser dH/dt results and other in-situ
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Dataset ID: NSIDC-0223

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Province or State: CO
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Country: USA
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 10 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII
Phone: +1 573-884-3789
Fax: +1 573-882-0397
Email: DavisCH at missouri.edu
Contact Address:
University of Missouri at Columbia
323 EBW
City: Columbia
Province or State: MO
Postal Code: 65211
Country: USA
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Davis, C.H., J.R. McConnell, J. Bolzan, J.L. Bamber, R.H. Thomas, and E.
Mosley-Thompson. 2001. Elevation change of the southern Greenland ice
sheet from 1978 to 1998: interpretation. Journal of Geophysical Research
106(D24): 33743-33754.

Davis, C.H., C.A. Kluever, B.J. Haines, C. Perez, and Y. ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-04-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-03-09
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