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Greenland Ice Sheet CCI Products

Products generated by the Greenland Ice Sheet CCI project


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DTU Space
University of Leeds
TU Dresden

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Upload date 17 Mar 2017
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File size 135.5 MB

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Description :

Greenland SENTINEL-1 ice velocity map from winter mapping campaign of 2016-2017.

Comments :

Ice velocity map of Greenland derived from Sentinel-1 SAR data acquired from 2016-12-23 to 2017-02-27. In total approximately 1800 S-1A & S-1B scenes are used to derive the surface velocity applying feature tracking techniques. The ice velocity map is provided at 500m grid spacing in North Polar Stereographic projection (EPSG: 3413). The horizontal velocity is provided in true meters per day, towards EASTING(vx) and NORTHING(vy) direction of the grid, and the vertical displacement (vz), derived from a digital elevation model (GIMP, Howatt et al. 2014), is also provided. Provided is a NetCDF file (including all measurements and annotation), with the velocity components: vx, vy, vz and vv (magnitude of the horizontal components), along with maps showing valid pixel count and uncertainty (std.).
The product was generated by ENVEO.

The Filename of the IV Products consists of:

greenland ... area
iv ... parameter (ice velocity)
500m ... grid spacing
s1 ... platform
<Startdate> ... Date of first acquisition
<Enddate> ... Date of last acquisition
<Version> ... Version of the product in the format vMAJOR_MINOR
<Format> ... Fileformat (nc: NetCDF, tif: GeoTIFF)

    see "Detailed IV product specifications" of "Product Specification Document"
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v1.0: March 15, 2017 by
   created Datasets and Quicklook

Citable as:
Greenland ice velocity map 2016/2017 from Sentinel-1 [version 1.0]

Nagler, T., Rott, H., Hetzenecker, M., Wuite, J., Potin, P. (2015). The Sentinel-1 Mission: New Opportunities for Ice Sheet Observations. Remote Sensing, 2015, 7, 9371-9389, doi:10.3390/rs70709371.