Updated Essential Climate Variables for the Greenland Ice Sheet released - ESA CCI project
The ESA Greenland Climate Change Initiative project has released a new, updated set of Essential Climate Variables for the Greenland ice sheet on the site
- Historical ice velocities for 7 major outlet glaciers for ERS and EnviSat, providing a time history of ice stream velocities since 1991
- A first surface elevation change grid product from the French/Indian SARAL/AltiKa altimetry mission (Ka band radar, 36 MHz), along with a corresponding CryoSat
product (Ku band, 13 MHz), allowing easy comparison on possible radar firn penetration effects.
- GRACE mass change products for the entire ice sheet as well as 8 main drainage basins updated until June 2017
The data are open, and are available in netCDF, supplemented with ASCII/shapefile formats, upon a simple registration procedure. A newsletter and further information
on products can be found at the Greenland CCI web site http://esa-icesheets-greenland-cci.org.
The ESA CCI project is a cooperation of 9 different European partners, with current data updates provided by GEUS (Denmark), DTU Space (Denmark), and NERSC (Norway)