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High-resolution Image-derived Grounding and Hydrostatic Lines for the Antarctic Ice Sheet
Entry ID: NSIDC-0489

Abstract: This data set provides grounding line and hydrostatic line locations for the Antarctic coastline and islands around Antarctica. The data are derived using customized software to combine data from Landsat-7 imagery and Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) laser altimetry, which were primarily collected between 1999 to 2003. The data set also includes elevations along each line, selected from six candidate digital elevation models. The data were developed as part of the Antarctic Surface Accumulation and Ice Discharge (ASAID) project.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.0   S: -80.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Bindschadler, R., H. Choi, and ASAID Collaborators.
Dataset Title: High-resolution Image-derived Grounding and Hydrostatic Lines for the Antarctic Ice Sheet
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0489
Dataset Release Date: 2011-02-20
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-01-01
Stop Date: 2003-12-31
Data Set Progress
Data Center
NSIDC Antarctic Glaciological Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 2339 MB
Distribution Format: ESRI Shapefile

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 1300 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text
Phone: 301-614-5707
Fax: 301-614-5666
Email: Robert.A.Bindschadler at
Contact Address:
Goddard Space Flight Center
Mailstop 614.0
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Bindschadler, R., H. Choi, A. Wichlacz, R. Bingham, J. Bohlander, K. Brunt, H. Corr, R. Drews, H. Fricker, M. Hall, R. Hindmarsh, J. Kohler, L. Padman, W. Rack, G. Rotschky, S. Urbini, P. Vornberger, and N. Young. 2011. Getting around Antarctica: New High-Resolution Mappings of the Grounded and Freely-Floating Boundaries of the Antarctic Ice Sheet Created for the International Polar Year. The ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-02-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23