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ESA Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative (Greenland_Ice_Sheet_cci): Ice Velocity time series for the Jakobshavn Glacier from COSMO-SkyMed for 2012-2014, v1.0

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2018-11-27
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2018-11-29
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 4 Files | 8MB


This dataset contains ice velocity time series of then Jakobshavn glacier in Greenland, derived from intensity-tracking of COSMO-SkyMed data acquired between 2/6/2012 and 25/12/2014. The ice velocity data is derived using 4-day COSMO-SkyMed offset-tracking pairs. It has been produced as part of the ESA Greenland Ice sheet CCI project.

The data are provided on a polar stereographic grid (EPSG3413: Latitude of true scale 70N, Reference Longitude 45E) with 250m grid spacing. Image pairs with a repeat cycle of 4 days have been used.
The horizontal velocity is provided in true meters per day, towards EASTING(x) and NORTHING(y) direction of the grid, and the vertical displacement (z), derived from a digital elevation model, is also provided.

The product was generated by DTU Space. For further details, please consult the document:
T. Nagler, et al., Product User Guide (PUG) for the Greenland_Ice_Sheet_cci project of ESA's Climate Change Initiative, version 2.0.

Citable as:  ESA Greenland Ice Sheet CCI project team (2018): ESA Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative (Greenland_Ice_Sheet_cci): Ice Velocity time series for the Jakobshavn Glacier from COSMO-SkyMed for 2012-2014, v1.0. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Greenland, Ice sheet, CCI, ESA


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Access rules:
Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data were produced by DTU Space as part of the ESA CCI Greenland Ice Sheet project and were supplied to CEDA in the context of the ESA CCI Open Data Portal Project.

Data Quality:
As provided by the CCI Greenland Ice Sheets team
File Format:
Data is provided as a single NetCDF file, containing components of the ice velocity and the magnitude of the velocity.

Process overview

  • var_id: crs
  • units: m/day
  • var_id: land_ice_surface_east_velocity
  • units: m/day
  • var_id: land_ice_surface_north_velocity
  • var_id: time_bnds
  • units: m
  • standard_name: height
  • var_id: alt
  • long_name: vertical distance above the surface
  • names: height, vertical distance above the surface
  • units: m
  • var_id: x
  • standard_name: projection_x_coordinate
  • long_name: x coordinate of projection
  • names: projection_x_coordinate, x coordinate of projection
  • units: m
  • var_id: y
  • standard_name: projection_y_coordinate
  • long_name: y coordinate of projection
  • names: projection_y_coordinate, y coordinate of projection

Co-ordinate Variables

  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • long_name: Midpoint time of acquisitons used
  • names: time, Midpoint time of acquisitons used
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