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GEOSAT Radar Altimeter DEM Atlas of Antarctica North of 72.1 degrees South

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Originator: Ute Christina Herzfeld, Michael S. Matassa
Publication_Date: 19990101
Title: GEOSAT Radar Altimeter DEM Atlas of Antarctica North of 72.1 degrees South
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Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
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Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0075
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The Antarctic atlas consists of 28 digital elevation maps which cover all of Antarctica north of 72.1 degrees south at a resolution of three kilometers. Each map contains surface elevations and coordinates for one atlas page covering 16 degrees of longitude. Data were acquired by the Geodetic Satellite (GEOSAT) Geodetic Mission (GM) from March 1985 through September 1986 and are available in both Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinates, and in latitude and longitude coordinates. Data were mapped using the UTM projection in atlas form to decrease the distortion that usually occurs at the poles. Many features of the Antarctic Ice Sheet are shown in more detail than in previous digital elevation models, especially along the margin of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet. A geostatistical mapping technique (Herzfeld et al. 1993) improved the accuracy of surface elevations compared to previous GEOSAT elevation data sets. This atlas will facilitate the monitoring of changes in surface elevation that could indicate mass changes in the Antarctic Ice Sheet.
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REFERENCE: 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 D.H., H.J. Zwally. 1993. 'Geographic and seasonal variations in the surface properties of the ice sheets by satellite radar altimetry.' Journal of Gaciology 39:687-697. Herzfeld, U.C. 1990. 'Quantitative spatial models of Atlantic primary productivity: an application of geomathematics.' Journal of Geophysical Research 97:717-732. Herzfeld, U.C., C.S. Lingle, L.-h. Lee. 1993. 'Geostatistical evaluation of satellite radar altimetry for high-resolution mapping of Lambert Glacier, Antarctica.' Annals of Glaciology 17:77-85. Herzfeld, U.C., M.S. Matassa. 1999. 'An Atlas of Antarctica North of 72.1 degrees S from GEOSAT radar altimeter data.' International Journal of Remote Sensing 20(2):241-258. Journel, A.G., Ch. J. Huijbregts. 1978. 'Mining Geostatistics' (London: Academic Press) 600 pp. Snyder, J.P. 1987. 'Map projections - a working manual.' U.S. Geological Survey Professional paper 395:I-IX+1-383. 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 Geophsyical Research 88(C3):1589-1596.
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Beginning_Date: 19850401
Ending_Date: 19860930
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -65.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -72.0
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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Polar Ice Sheet DEMs and Elevation Data
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 19990101
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140716
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