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MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Velocity: Selected Glacier Site Velocity Maps from InSAR
Entry ID: NSIDC-0481

Abstract: This data set is part of the NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) program. This data set provides maps of glacier outlet areas, some of which have shown profound velocity changes over the MEaSUREs observation period. The data are provided in addition to the ice-sheet-wide data from the related data set, MEaSUREs Greenland Ice ... . The InSAR Selected Glacier Site Velocity Maps are produced from TerraSAR-X (TSX) image pairs collected between 1 January, 2009 and 14 January, 2016. This release (V1.1) also contains improved temporal sampling for the Jakobshavn Isbrae, Helheim, and Kangerdlugssuaq glaciers. See>Greenland Ice Mapping Project (GIMP) for related data. Note: These data are considered provisional pending a review by the MEaSUREs program. Once the data have been reviewed, this statement will be removed from this documentation.
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  N: 82.0   S: 60.0   E: -20.0   W: -70.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Joughin, I., I. Howat, B. Smith, and T. Scambos.
Dataset Title: MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Velocity: Selected Glacier Site Velocity Maps from InSAR
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0481
Dataset Release Date: 2011-05-19
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NASA NSIDC DAAC: NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2009-01-01
Stop Date: 2016-01-14
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 100 m
Longitude Resolution: 100 m
Temporal Resolution: 12 month
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Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
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City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 2.6 GB
Distribution Format: GeoTIFF
Ahn, Y. and I. Howat. 2011. Efficient Automated Glacier Surface Velocity Measurement From Repeat Images Using Multi-Image/Multichip and Null Exclusion Feature Tracking. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing Vol. 49, No. 8. doi:10.1109/TGRS.2011.2114891. Howat, I. M., J. E. Box, Y. Ahn, A. Herrington, E. M. McFadden. 2010. Seasonal Variability in the Dynamics of Marine-Terminating ... View entire text
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DIF Creation Date: 2011-05-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-05-02

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