Data generated from slope corrected orthometric heights of Antarctica derived from ERS Radar AltimetryEntry ID: ERS_DTM
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Abstract: Data generated from slope corrected orthometric heights derived from ERS radar altimetry as described in the paper 'A Digital Terrain Ice Model of Antarctica derived by ERS Radar Altimeter Data' by J. Ihde, J. Eck, U. Schirmer.
The data products (and their metadata records): the original point data as a shapefile (GRI_ORT_SLC_FIN); a shapefile showing data and no data areas for the original point ... data (ERS_REL_ANT); a triangulated irregular network (TIN) generated from the point data (ERS_DTM_TIN_ANT); 500 m interval contours interpolated from the TIN (ERS_CONT_500_ANT); a raster grid with 5 km cell size interpolated from the TIN (ERS_DTM_GRID_ANT); a contour shapefile for the Amery Region map published by the Australian Antarctic Data Centre in November 2002 - contours sourced from ERS radar altimetry, the Antarctic Digital Database Version 2 and Russian space photography (ERS_CONT_MERGED_AMERY); a shapefile used for the contour source diagram for the Amery Region map (ERS_CONT_SOURCE_AMERY).
ESA's two European Remote Sensing (ERS) satellites, ERS-1 and 2, were launched into the same orbit in 1991 and 1995 respectively. Their payloads included a synthetic aperture imaging radar, radar altimeter and instruments to measure ocean surface temperature and wind fields.
ERS-2 added an additional sensor for atmospheric ozone monitoring. The two satellites acquired a combined data set extending over two decades.
The ERS-1 mission ended on 10 March 2000 and ERS-2 was retired on 05 September 2011.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Brolsma, H.
Dataset Title: Data generated from slope corrected orthometric heights of Antarctica derived from ERS Radar Altimetry
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2003-02-11
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1Online Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/metadata/records/ERS_DTM
Start Date: 2003-01-01Stop Date: 2003-01-31
Latitude Resolution: 5000 Metre(s)
Longitude Resolution: 5000 Metre(s)
Quality Satellite radar altimetry was used to derive the geometry of the surface of the Antarctic continent. The method is particularly effective over ocean, shelf and flat inland ice. Data from ERS-1 and ERS-2 radar altimeters was processed to produce heights with accuracies of a few centimetres over the ocean areas and 1 - 2 decimetres for the flat ice sheets of Antarctica. Distances between sample points varies from 5km near the pole to 10 km at the northern extremes. The derivation process is described in a paper titled 'A Digital Terrain Ice Model of Antarctica derived by ERS Radar Altimeter Data' by J. Ihde, J. Eck, U. Schirmer.
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Use Constraints This data set conforms to the CCBY Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=ERS_DTM when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Australian Antarctic Division 203 Channel Highway
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-02-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-08