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ESA Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative (Greenland_Ice_Sheet_cci): Greenland Ice Velocity Map Winter 2013-2014, v1.0

Latest Data Update: 2016-11-29
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2016-11-30
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 7 Files | 354MB


This dataset provides an ice velocity map for the whole Greenland ice-sheet for the winter of 2013-2014, derived from RADARSAT-2 data, as part of the ESA Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative (CCI) project. The ice velocity data were derived from intensity-tracking of RADARSAT-2 data aquired between 21/1/2014 and 02/04/2014.

The data are provided on a polar stereographic grid (EPSG3413: Latitude of true scale 70N, Reference Longitude 45E). The horizontal velocity is provided in true meters per day, towards the Eastings and Northings direction of the grid; the vertical displacement, derived from a digital elevation model, is also provided. Both a single NetCDF file (including all measurements and annotation), and separate geotiff files with the velocity components are provided. This product was generated by DTU Space - Microwaves and Remote Sensing.

Citable as:  ESA Greenland Ice Sheet CCI project team (2016): ESA Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative (Greenland_Ice_Sheet_cci): Greenland Ice Velocity Map Winter 2013-2014, v1.0. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Greenland, ice velocity


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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.
Data lineage:

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

File Format:
Data are in NetCDF and GeoTiff format

Process overview

  • var_id: crs
  • units: m/day
  • var_id: land_ice_surface_easting_velocity
  • units: m/day
  • var_id: land_ice_surface_easting_velocity_std
  • units: m/day
  • var_id: land_ice_surface_northing_velocity
  • units: m/day
  • var_id: land_ice_surface_northing_velocity_std
  • units: m/day
  • var_id: land_ice_surface_velocity_magnitude
  • units: m/day
  • var_id: land_ice_surface_velocity_magnuitude_std
  • units: m/day
  • var_id: land_ice_surface_vertical_velocity
  • var_id: time_bnds
  • 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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