The data set provides calving front locations of 28 major outlet glaciers of the Greenland Ice Sheet using ERS and ENVISAT and Sentinel-1 SAR data. A selected number of the glaciers have been sampled seasonally, whilst the rest are sampled annually.
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 CFL product is a collection of ESRI shapefile in latitude and longitude, WGS84 projection.
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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 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.
Data are provided as ESRI shapefile in latitude and longitude, WGS84 projection