This data set, part of the NASA Making Earth Science Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) program, provides 17 years of comprehensive high-resolution mapping of grounding lines in Antarctica, derived using differential satellite synthetic aperture radar interferometry (DInSAR) data from the Earth Remote Sensing Satellites 1 and 2 (ERS-1 and ERS-2), RADARSAT-1, RADARSAT-2, and ... the Advanced Land Observing System Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (ALOS PALSAR) for years 1994 to 2009. Parameters include latitude, longitude, sensor, and up to four orbits and respective dates. Data are available via FTP in ASCII text (.txt) format. Note. These data are considered provisional pending a review by the MEaSUREs project. Once the data have been reviewed, this statement will be removed from this documentation.
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Data Set Citation
Rignot, E., J. Mouginot, and B. Scheuchl
MEaSUREs Antarctic Grounding LIne from Differential Satellite Radar Interferometry
Dataset Release Date:
Dataset Release Place:
Boulder, Colorado, USA
National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
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