MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica (MOA) Image Map
Entry ID: NSIDC-0280

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Summary
Abstract: The MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica (MOA) Image Map (2003-2004) consists of two cloud-free digital image maps that show mean surface morphology and a quantatative measure of optical snow grain size on the Antarctic continent and surrounding islands. The 260 orbit swaths used to create the 2003/2004 MOA Surface Morphology Image Map and the 2003/2004 MOA Grain Size Image Map were acquired between 20 November 2003 and 29 February 2004 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instruments on board the NASA EOS Aqua and Terra satellites. The 122 orbit swaths used to create the 2003 MOA Grain Size Image Map were acquired between 1 November 2003 and 17 December 2003. Vector data sets with the corresponding coastlines, ice sheet grounding lines, and islands are also provided.
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Multimedia Sample
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Geographic Coverage
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Haran, T., J. Bohlander, T. Scambos, T. Painter, and M. Fahnestock.
Dataset Title: MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica (MOA) Image Map
Dataset Release Date: 2005-11-02
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0280
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-11-01
Stop Date: 2003-12-17

Start Date: 2003-11-20
Stop Date: 2004-02-29
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 250 m
Longitude Resolution: 250 m
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
NSIDC Antarctic Glaciological Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/agdc/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC AGDC 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 Format: Binary
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Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 303-492-1847
Email: tharan 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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Publications/References
Bindschadler, R. A. and P. L. Vornberger. 1990. AVHRR Imagery reveals Antarctic ice dynamics. EOS 71(23), 741-742. Bohlander, J., T. Scambos, T. Haran, M. Fahnestock. 2004. A New MODIS-based Mosaic of Antarctica: MOA. EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 85(47). F452. Bourdelles, B., and M. Fily. 1993. Snow grain-size determination from Landsat imagery over Terre Ad??lie, Antarctica. ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-22
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