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Elevation Change of the Southern Greenland Ice Sheet from 1978-88, Version 1
Entry ID: NSIDC-0223_1


Summary
Abstract: Southern Greenland ice sheet elevation change estimates are derived from SEASAT and GEOSAT radar altimetry data from 1978 to 1988. Data are confined to 61-72 deg N, 30-50 deg W, above 1700 m elevation. The addition of GEOSAT Geodetic Mission (GM) data results in twice as many crossover points and 50% greater coverage than previous studies. Coverage above 2000 m elevation is improved to 90%, and about 75% of the area between 1700 m and 2000 m is now covered. Data are in ASCII text format, available via FTP, and consist of elevation change rate (dH/dt, cm/year) and corresponding error estimates in 50 km grid cells.

Purpose: Scientific Research
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 72.0   S: 61.0   E: -30.0   W: -52.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Elevation Change of the Southern Greenland Ice Sheet from 1978-88, Version 1
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1978-01-01
Stop Date: 1988-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

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Personnel
Role: DATA CENTER CONTACT
City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-16


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