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Bindschadler, Robert A (2000): Table 5 Comparison of surface elevations by Seasat and optical survey along EGIG line [dataset]. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Bindschadler, Robert A; Zwally, H Jay; Major, Judith A; Brenner, Anita C (1989): Surface topography of the Greenland ice sheet from satellite radar altimetry. NASA Technical Report, Goddard Space Flight Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Management, NASA-SP-503, 127 pp, hdl:2060/19900013534

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Surface elevation maps of the southern half of the Greenland subcontinent are produced from radar altimeter data acquired by the Seasat satellite. A summary of the processing procedure and examples of return waveform data are given. The elevation data are used to generate a regular grid which is then computer contoured to provide an elevation contour map. Ancillary maps show the statistical quality of the elevation data and various characteristics of the surface. The elevation map is used to define ice flow directions and delineate the major drainage basins. Regular maps of the Jakobshavns Glacier drainage basin and the ice divide in the vicinity of Crete Station are presented. Altimeter derived elevations are compared with elevations measured both by satellite geoceivers and optical surveying.
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Malzer, H (1964): Das Nivellement über das Grönländische lnlandeis der lnternationalen Glaziologischen Grönland-Expedition, 1959. Meddelelser om Groenland, 173(7), 122 pp
Möller, Dietrich (1994): Das West-Ost-Profil der Internationalen Glaziologischen Grönlandexpedition (EGIG). Geowissenschaften, 12(3), 80-82,
Median Latitude: 70.576230 * Median Longitude: -42.167936 * South-bound Latitude: 69.727400 * West-bound Longitude: -48.297300 * North-bound Latitude: 71.298800 * East-bound Longitude: -34.589100
Minimum Elevation: 1612.0 m * Maximum Elevation: 2980.0 m
EGIG * Latitude Start: 69.727400 * Longitude Start: -48.297300 * Latitude End: 71.298800 * Longitude End: -34.589100 * Elevation Start: 1612.0 m * Elevation End: 2980.0 m * Campaign: EGIG (Expédition Glaciologique Internationale au Groenlande) * Basis: Sampling/drilling ice * Method/Device: Ice survey (ICESUR) * Comment: start/end of EGIG traverse
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethod/DeviceComment
1Sample code/labelSample labelEGIG Site
4Sample elevationElevationmBindschadler, Robert ASEASAT elevation referred to mean sea level using GEM-10B geoid
5Sample elevationElevationmMalzer, HEGIG elevation referred to mean sea level, 1959 survey
6CommentCommentBindschadler, Robert AGEOID
7DifferenceDiffBindschadler, Robert ACalculatedSEASAT-EGIG, given in m
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