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Hydrologic Sub-basins of Greenland
Entry ID: NSIDC-0371

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Abstract: The Hydrologic Sub-basins of Greenland data set contains Geographic Information System (GIS) polygon shapefiles that include 293 hydrologic sub-basins of the Greenland Ice Sheet, as created by Lewis and Smith (2009). Five km Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) of ice-surface and bedrock topography (Bamber et al. 2001) were used to estimate the hydraulic potentiometric surface for Greenland, which ... View entire text
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  N: 85.58   S: 59.25   E: -6.76   W: -80.92

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Sarah Lewis
Dataset Title: Hydrologic Sub-basins of Greenland
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0371
Dataset Release Date: 2009-06-05
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
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Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
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National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 1 - 253 KB
Distribution Format: ESRI Shapefile
Email: sarahlewis at
Contact Address:
UC Berkeley
Geography Department
122 Mulford Hall #3114
City: Berkeley
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94720-3114
Country: USA
Bamber, J. L., R. L. Layberry, and S. P. Gogenini. 'A new ice thickness and bed data set for the Greenland ice sheet 1: Measurement, data reduction, and errors,' Journal of Geophysical Research, 106: (D24) 33,773-33,780, 2001. Lewis, S., L. Smith. Hydrologic Drainage of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Hydrological Processes, 2009. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.7343 Paterson WSB. 1994. The Physics of Glaciers, 3rd edn. Pergamon Press: Oxford.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18