The "MEaSUREs Annual Antarctica Ice Velocity Maps" product now includes the 2016/17 velocity map

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The "MEaSUREs Annual Antarctica Ice Velocity Maps" product now includes the 2016/17 velocity map

Bernd Scheuchl
Dear Colleagues,

The "MEaSUREs Annual Antarctica Ice Velocity Maps" product has just been updated and now includes the 2016/17 velocity map thus expanding the number of annual maps to 12.

This data set, part of the NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) program, provides 12 annual maps of Antarctic ice velocity from 2005-2017. The maps are assembled using SAR data from the Japanese Space Agency's (JAXA) ALOS PALSAR, the European Space Agency's (ESA) ENVISAT ASAR and Copernicus Sentinel-1, the Canadian Space Agency's (CSA) RADARSAT-1, RADARSAT-2, the German Aerospace Agency's (DLR) TerraSAR-X (TSX) and TanDEM –X (TDX), and the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Landsat-8 optical imagery acquired between 2005 and 2017.

The WMO Polar Space Task Group is acknowledged for its role in coordinating the Antarctica data acquisition plans.

Mouginot, J., Rignot, E., Scheuchl, B., Millan, R. 2017. Comprehensive Annual Ice Sheet Velocity Mapping Using Landsat-8, Sentinel-1, and RADARSAT-2 Data. Remote Sensing 9(4): Art. #364. doi

As a reminder, here are links to our other continent-wide products:

MEaSUREs InSAR-Based Antarctica Ice Velocity Map, Version 2 (

MEaSUREs Antarctic Boundaries for IPY 2007-2009 from Satellite Radar, Version 2 (

MEaSUREs Antarctic Grounding Line from Differential Satellite Radar Interferometry, Version 2 (

on behalf of the Rignot Research Group
and their MEaSUREs team: Eric Rignot, Jeremie Mouginot, Bernd Scheuchl

Bernd Scheuchl

Project Scientist
Department of Earth System Science
University of California, Irvine
Croul Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-3100

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