MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Velocity: Selected Glacier Site Velocity Maps from InSAR
Entry ID: NSIDC-0481

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Summary
Abstract: This data set is part of the NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) program. This data set provides maps of glacier outlet areas, some of which have shown profound velocity changes over the MEaSUREs observation period from 2000 to 2011. The data are provided in addition to the ice-sheet-wide data from the related data set, MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Sheet Velocity Map from InSAR Data (NSIDC-0478: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0478.html). The InSAR Selected Glacier Site Velocity Maps are produced from TerraSAR-X (TSX) image pairs collected from January through November 2009, January through December 2010, and January through November 2011. Data are available via FTP, in 4-byte Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) floating point format. Note: These data are considered provisional pending a review by the MEaSUREs program. Once the data have been reviewed, this statement will be removed from this documentation.

Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: MEaSUREs project Web site


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: NSIDC MEaSUREs Web page


Geographic Coverage
 N: 82.0 S: 60.0  E: -20.0  W: -70.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Joughin, I., B. Smith, I. Howat, T. Scambos.
Dataset Title: MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Velocity: Selected Glacier Site Velocity Maps from InSAR
Dataset Release Date: 2011-05-19
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Dataset DOI: doi:10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0481.001
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0481


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2009-01-01
Stop Date: 2011-11-30


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > GREENLAND


Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIERS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE MOTION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE MOTION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICE SHEETS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE VELOCITY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE VELOCITY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
TSX >TerraSAR-X    [Information]


Instrument
SAR >Synthetic Aperture Radar    [Information]


Project
MEASURES >Making Earth Science Data Records for Use in Research Environments    [Information]
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Keywords
Glacier
Greenland
Ice Velocity
ICE VELOCITY DATA


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
NSIDC


Data Center
Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC MEASURES USER SERVICES
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org


NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

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


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: 2.6 GB
Distribution_Format: Binary


Personnel
IAN JOUGHIN
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 206-221-3177
Fax: 206-616-3142
Email: ian at apl.washington.edu
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


IAN HOWAT
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Ohio State University
Byrd Polar Research Center
Scott Hall Room 108
1090 Carmack Road
City: Columbus
Province or State: Ohio
Postal Code: 43210
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


BENJAMIN E SMITH
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 206 616 9176
Fax: 206 616 9176
Email: bsmith at apl.washington.edu
Contact Address:
University of Washington
Polar Science Center
Applied Physics Lab
Department of Earth and Space Sciences
City: Seattle
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98195
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
Ahn, Y. and I. Howat. 2011. Efficient Automated Glacier Surface Velocity Measurement From Repeat Images Using Multi-Image/Multichip and Null Exclusion Feature Tracking. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing Vol. 49, No. 8. doi:10.1109/TGRS.2011.2114891. Howat, I. M., J. E. Box, Y. Ahn, A. Herrington, E. M. McFadden. 2010. Seasonal Variability in the Dynamics of Marine-Terminating Outlet Glaciers in Greenland.Journal of Glaciology, 56(198), pp. 601-613. doi:10.3189/002214310793146232. 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., W. Abdalati, and M. Fahnestock. 2004. Large fluctuations in speed on Greenland's Jakobshavn Isbræ glacier. Nature,Vol. 432: 608-610. Joughin, I., B. Smith, I. M. Howat, T. Scambos, and T. Moon. 2010. Greenland Flow Variability from Ice-Sheet-Wide Velocity Mapping. Journal of Glaciology, 56 (197), pp. 415-430, doi: 10.3189/002214310792447734. Joughin, I., R. Kwok, and M. Fahnestock, 1996. Estimation of Ice Sheet Motion Using Satellite Radar Interferometry: Method and Error Analysis with Application to Humboldt Glacier, Greenland. Journal of Glaciology 42(142) pp 564-575.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-05-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-19

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