NSIDC-0223_1

Elevation Change of the Southern Greenland Ice Sheet from 1978-88, Version 1

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  • Abstract
    Southern Greenland ice sheet elevation change estimates are derived from SEASAT and GEOSAT radar altimetry data from 1978 to 1988. Data are confined to 61-72 deg N, 30-50 deg W, above 1700 m elevation. The addition of GEOSAT Geodetic Mission (GM) data results in twice as many crossover points and 50% greater coverage than previous studies. Coverage above 2000 m elevation is improved to 90%, and about 75% of the area between 1700 m and 2000 m is now covered. Data are in ASCII text format, available via FTP, and consist of elevation change rate (dH/dt, cm/year) and corresponding error estimates in 50 km grid cells.
  • Purpose
    Scientific Research

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    Processing Level

    Level 2

    Quality
    Collection Progress

    Complete

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Terrestrial Hydrosphere
    • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
    • Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
    • Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Terrestrial Hydrosphere
    • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
    • Ice Sheets
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
    • Ice Sheets

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Platforms
  • Satellite
    GEOSAT
    Instruments
    • RADAR ALTIMETERS
  • Satellite
    SEASAT
    Instruments
    • RADAR ALTIMETERS

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN GEODETIC
Location Keywords
    • Continent
    • North America
    • Greenland

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  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
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    National Snow and Ice Data Center
    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

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    University of Colorado
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    Curt Davis

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    • Elevation Change of the Southern Greenland Ice Sheet from 1978-88, Version 1
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      Published by: National Snow and Ice Data Center