MEaSUREs Antarctic Grounding Line from Differential Satellite Radar Interferometry
Entry ID: NSIDC-0498

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Summary
Abstract: This data set, part of the NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) program, provides 17 years of comprehensive high-resolution mapping of grounding lines in Antarctica, derived using differential satellite synthetic aperture radar interferometry (DInSAR) data from the Earth Remote Sensing Satellites 1 and 2 (ERS-1 and ERS-2), RADARSAT-1, RADARSAT-2, and the Advanced Land Observing System Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (ALOS PALSAR) for years 1994 to 2009. Parameters include latitude, longitude, sensor, and up to four orbits and respective dates. Data are available via FTP in ASCII text (.txt) 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.
Geographic Coverage
 N: -60.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Rignot, E., J. Mouginot, and B. Scheuchl
Dataset Title: MEaSUREs Antarctic Grounding Line from Differential Satellite Radar Interferometry
Dataset Release Date: 2011-12-13
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Dataset DOI: doi:10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0498.001
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0498


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1992-01-01
Stop Date: 2009-12-31


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 MASS BALANCE/ICE SHEET MASS BALANCE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIERS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER TOPOGRAPHY/ICE SHEET TOPOGRAPHY    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICE SHEETS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICE SHEETS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
ALOS >Advanced Land Observing Satellite    [Information]
ERS-1 >European Remote Sensing Satellite-1    [Information]
ERS-2 >European Remote Sensing Satellite-2    [Information]
RADARSAT-1    [Information]
RADARSAT-2    [Information]


Instrument
PALSAR >Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar    [Information]
SAR >Synthetic Aperture Radar    [Information]


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


Keywords
Antarctica
Antarctic Ice Sheet
grounding line
Ice Sheet
Spaceborne SAR


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


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: 168 MB
Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)


Personnel
ERIC RIGNOT
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 818-354-1640
Email: eric.rignot at jpl.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA JPL
City: Pasadena
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 91109
Country: USA


JEREMIE MOUGINOT
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
University of California, Irvine
Department of Earth System Science
Croul Hall
City: Irvine
Province or State: California
Postal Code: 92697
Country: USA


BERND SCHEUCHL
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
University of California, Irvine
Department of Earth System Science
Croul Hall
City: Irvine
Province or State: California
Postal Code: 92697
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
Rignot, E., J. Mouginot, and B. Scheuchl. 2011. Antarctic grounding line mapping from differential satellite radar interferometry, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L10504,doi:10.1029/2011GL047109.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-12-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-19

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