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Dataset

 

ESA Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative (Greenland_Ice_Sheet_cci): Greenland Calving Front Locations, v3.0

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2019-05-21
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

The data set provides calving front locations of 28 major outlet glaciers of the Greenland Ice Sheet, produced as part of the ESA Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative (CCI) project.

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.

The calving front location has been derived by manual delineation using SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) data from the ERS-1/2, Envisat and Sentinel-1 satellites and satellite imagery from LANDSAT 5,7,8. The digitized calving fronts are stored in ESRI vector shape-file format and include metadata information on the sensor and processing steps in the corresponding attribute table.

The product was generated by ENVEO (Environmental Earth Observation Information Technology GmbH)

Citable as:  ESA Greenland Ice Sheet CCI project team (2019): ESA Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative (Greenland_Ice_Sheet_cci): Greenland Calving Front Locations, v3.0. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/8889dfe3de45406e815bce13ae8a0c92
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Greenland, Ice sheet, CCI, ESA

Details

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Previously used record identifiers:
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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: http://licences.ceda.ac.uk/image/data_access_condition/esacci_icesheets_greenland_terms_and_conditions.pdf. 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 ENVEO (Environmental Earth Observation Information Technology GmbH) 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:
Dara are ESRI vector shape-file format and include metadata information on the sensor and processing steps in the corresponding attribute table

Process overview

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Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1990-06-14T23:00:00
End time:
2016-10-24T22:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-80.0000°
 
-10.0000°
 
60.0000°