NSIDC-0092_1

Greenland 5 km DEM, Ice Thickness, and Bedrock Elevation Grids, Version 1

Version 1 eng; usa
  • Abstract
    A Digital Elevation Model (DEM), ice thickness grid, and bedrock elevation grid of Greenland acquired as part of the PARCA program are available in ASCII text format at a 5 km grid spacing in a polar stereographic projection. DEM data are a combination of ERS-1 and Geosat satellite radar altimetry data, Airborne Topographic Mapper (ATM) data, and photogrammetric digital height data. Ice thickness data are based on approximately 700,000 data points collected in the 1990s from a University of Kansas airborne ice penetrating radar (IPR). Nearly 30,000 data points were collected in the 1970s from a Technical University of Denmark (TUD) airborne echo sounder. Bamber subtracted the ice thickness grid from the DEM to produce a grid of bedrock elevation values. Applications include studies of gravitational driving stress and ice volume (mass balance) of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Each of the three grids is approximately 1.5 MB. Data are available via FTP. Data access is unrestricted, but we recommend that users register with us. Registered users automatically receive e-mail notification of product updates and changes to processing.
  • Purpose
    Scientific Research

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    Processing Level

    Level 3

    Quality
    Collection Progress

    Complete

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
    • Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Terrestrial Hydrosphere
    • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
    • Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
    • Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Terrestrial Hydrosphere
    • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
    • Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
    • Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Terrestrial Hydrosphere
    • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
    • Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Snow/Ice
    • Ice Depth/Thickness
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
    • Ice Sheets
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Terrestrial Hydrosphere
    • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
    • Ice Sheets
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Land Surface
    • Topography
    • Landforms
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Land Surface
    • Topography
    • Topographical Relief
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Land Surface
    • Topography
    • Topographic Effects

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  • Aircraft
    AIRCRAFT
    Instruments
    • ALTIMETERS
    • ATM
    • RA
    • RADAR ALTIMETERS
    • RADAR ECHO SOUNDERS
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    GEOSAT
    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
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

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  • Jonathan
    Technical Contact
    Jonathan Bamber

    Bristol Glaciology Centre
    School of Geographical Sciences
    University Road

  • Jonathan
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    Jonathan Bamber

    Bristol Glaciology Centre
    School of Geographical Sciences
    University Road

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    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

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    • Email
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    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

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    • Greenland 5 km DEM, Ice Thickness, and Bedrock Elevation Grids, Version 1
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      Published by: NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center