OMG Glacial Elevations from GLISTIN-A Ver. 1
DOI10.5067/OMGEV-GLNA1
Short NameOMG_L3_ICE_ELEV_GLISTINA
DescriptionThis dataset contains 50m horizontal resolution gridded digital elevation models (DEMs) of Greenland Ice Sheet outlet glaciers collected during the NASA Oceans Melting Greenland mission. Between 2016 and 2019 the GLacier and Land Ice Surface Topography Interferometer airborne (GLISTIN-A) radar measured surface elevations around the periphery of the Greenland Ice Sheet using Ka-Band (8.4 mm wavelength) single-pass interferometry. Level 2 (L2) GLISTIN-A elevation data, available on the JPL UAVSAR website (uavsar.jpl.nasa.gov), were collected each year in 81 swaths of varying lengths and 10-12km widths and then mapped to 3m horizontal grids. This Level 3 (L3) dataset was created to facilitate analysis of the year-to-year glacier surface elevation changes. Improvements over the L2 dataset include: a consistent swath numbering scheme (1 to 81) corresponding to repeated flight lines; common regular equal-area grids for each swath; filtering and flagging of outliers; an ancillary geoid layer; and UTM map projections corresponding to swath location. The interested user may generate their own L3 DEMs at different horizontal resolutions and projections using the Python 3 resample_GLISTIN_DEMs package available which will be available from https://github.com/NASA/resample_GLISTIN_DEMs
Version1
Dataset TypeCOMPLETE
MeasurementGLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > CRYOSPHERE
Processing Level3
CoverageNorth Bounding Coordinate: 83.6 degrees
South Bounding Coordinate: 59.1 degrees
West Bounding Coordinate: -73.6 degrees
East Bounding Coordinate: -6.9 degrees
Time Span: 2015-Jul-25 to 2019-Nov-30
Granule Time Span: 2016-Mar-20 to 2019-Apr-16
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 0 degrees (Latitude) x 0 degrees (Longitude)
ProjectionEllipsoid: WGS 84
Platform/Sensor
Airborne
Platform
Name: Airborne (Airborne)
Orbit Period: 0.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0.0 degrees
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GLISTIN-A
SENSOR
Name: Glacier and Land Ice Surface Topography Interferometer (GLISTIN-A)
Swath Width: 19.0 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

ProjectOceans Melting Greenland (OMG)
Data ProviderPublisher: NASA/JPL/OMG
Creator: OMG
Release Place: NASA/JPL/PODAAC
Release Date: 2020-Mar-30
Keyword(s)OMG, glacier, glaciers, elevation, glistin, glistin-a, Greenland, ice sheet, DEM, Oceans Melting Greenland
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
Citation OMG. 2020. OMG Glacial Elevations from GLISTIN-A Ver. 1. Ver. 1. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/OMGEV-GLNA1

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