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ESA Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative (Greenland_Ice_Sheet_cci): Greenland Calving Front Locations, v1.1

Latest Data Update: 2016-04-11
Status: Superseded
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2016-04-11
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 468 Files | 109MB

This dataset has been superseded. See Latest Version here

The data set provides calving front locations of major outlet glaciers of the Greenland Ice Sheet from SAR data from various sensors, produced as part of the ESA Greenland Ice Sheets Climate Change Initiative (CCI) project. Version 1.1 of the dataset has been updated to include information from Sentinel 1 data.

The Calving Front Location (CFL) of outlet glaciers from ice sheets is a basic parameter for ice dynamic modelling, for computing the mass fluxes at the calving gate, and for mapping glacier area change. From the ice velocity at the calving front and the time sequence of Calving Front Locations the iceberg calving rate can be computed which is of relevance for estimating the export of ice mass to the ocean.

The calving front location has been derived by manual delineation based on SAR or optical satellite data. The CFL product is a collection of ESRI shapefile in latitude and longitude, on WGS84 projection. The basic data are vector line files (not polygons).

Citable as:  Nagler, T.; Hetzenecker, M.; Blumthaler, U. (2016): ESA Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative (Greenland_Ice_Sheet_cci): Greenland Calving Front Locations, v1.1. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Greenland Ice Sheet, ESA, CCI


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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.
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Data were processed by the ESA CCI Greenland Ice Sheet project team and supplied to CEDA in the context of the ESA CCI Open Data Portal Project.

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Data are Esri Shape file formatted. (See greenland_cfl_v1_1_meta.pdf for further information)

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