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500 metre interval contours of Antarctica derived from ERS radar altimetry data.
Entry ID: ERS_CONT_500_ANT


Summary
Abstract: 500 metre interval contours of the Antarctic continent derived from slope corrected orthometric heights that were captured using European Remote Sensing (ERS) radar altimetry.

ESA's two European Remote Sensing (ERS) satellites, ERS-1 and 2, were launched into the same orbit in 1991 and 1995 respectively. Their payloads included a synthetic aperture imaging radar, radar altimeter and instruments to measure ocean surface temperature and wind fields.

ERS-2 added an additional sensor for atmospheric ozone monitoring. The two satellites acquired a combined data set extending over two decades.

The ERS-1 mission ended on 10 March 2000 and ERS-2 was retired on 05 September 2011.
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Description: Download 500 metre interval contours derived from ERS Radar Altimeter data
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -65.0   S: -82.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0
Min Altitude: 8 METRES Max Altitude: 4100 METRES

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Brolsma, H. and Smith, D.T.
Dataset Title: 500 metre interval contours of Antarctica derived from ERS radar altimetry data.
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2003-02-11
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1
Online Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/metadata/records/ERS_CONT_500_ANT
Parent DIF
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ERS_DTM

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-01-01
Stop Date: 2003-01-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 5000 Metre(s)
Longitude Resolution: 5000 Metre(s)
Vertical Resolution: 0.2 Metre(s)
Quality This shapefile of contours was interpolated from a triangulated irregular network that was generated from slope corrected orthometric heights of Antarctica.
These heights were derived using ERS radar altimetry.
The ArcView 3D analyst was used to interpolate the contours. The resulting shapefile was converted to an Arc/Info coverage. The Arcedit generalize command was used to thin the ... View entire text
Access Constraints Available unprojected or in a Polar Stereographic projection with true scale at 71 degrees S.

This dataset is publicly available for download at the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the CCBY Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=ERS_CONT... when using these data.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://data.aad.gov.au

Data Center Personnel
Name: DATA OFFICER AADC
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 2.4 MB
Distribution Format: .shp
Fees: free
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-02-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-08


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