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MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica 2003-2004 (MOA2004) Image Map
Entry ID: NSIDC-0280

Abstract: The MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica 2003-2004 (MOA2004) Image Map consists of two cloud-free digital image maps that show mean surface morphology and a quantitative 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 20 November 2003 through 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 1 November 2003 through 17 December 2003. Vector data sets with the corresponding coastlines, ice sheet grounding lines, and islands are also provided.
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  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 2003-2004 (MOA2004) Image Map
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0280
Dataset Release Date: 2005-11-02
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-11-20
Stop Date: 2004-02-29

Start Date: 2003-11-01
Stop Date: 2003-12-17
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 250 m
Longitude Resolution: 250 m
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: Binary
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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: 2017-08-24