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Antarctic Ice Velocity Data
Entry ID: NSIDC-0070

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Abstract: This compilation of recent ice velocity data of the Antarctic ice sheet is intended for use by the polar scientific community. The data are presented in tabular form (ASCII), containing latitude, longitude, speed, bearing, and error ranges. A metadata header describes the source of the data, the time of measurement, and gives details on measurement accuracy and precision. The tables are available ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -50.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Ted Scambos, compiler
Dataset Title: Antarctic Ice Velocity Data
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0070
Dataset Release Date: 2004-03-23
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1975-01-01
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Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 1 MB
Distribution Format: GIF

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 1 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text
Contact Address:
Mail Code 971
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
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Bindschadler, R.A. and P. Vornberger. 1998. Changes in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet since 1963 from declassified satellite photography. Science. 279:689-92. Bindschadler, R.A. 1997. Actively surging West Antarctic ice streams and their response characteristics. Ann. Glaciol. 24:409-14. Bindschadler, R.A. and T.A. Scambos. 1991. Satellite-image-derived velocity field of an Antarctic ice stream. ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-03-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-08-13

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