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Radarsat Antarctic Mapping Project Digital Elevation Model Version 2
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. Version 2 improves upon the original version by incorporating new topographic data, error corrections, extended coverage, and other modifications. The DEM incorporates topographic data from satellite ... View entire text
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Description: The Radarsat Antarctic Mapping Project (RAMP)
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Liu, H., K. Jezek, B. Li, and Z. Zhao
Dataset Title: Radarsat Antarctic Mapping Project Digital Elevation Model Version 2
Dataset Release Date: 2001-10-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0082.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1940-01-01
Stop Date: 1999-01-01
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.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center Supplemental Info
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
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Distribution
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 114 MB
Distribution Format: ArcGIS
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Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Department of Geography
Texas A&M University
City: College Station
Province or State: TX
Country: USA
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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 ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-10-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-11-25

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