Data set ID:

MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica 2008-2009 (MOA2009) Image Map, Version 1

The MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica 2008-2009 (MOA2009) Image Map consists of two cloud-free digital image maps that show mean surface morphology and a quantitative measure of optical snow grain size on the Antarctic continent and surrounding islands using 260 orbit swaths from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instruments on board the NASA EOS Aqua and Terra satellites.

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Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -60, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
  • 250 m x 250 m
Temporal Coverage 2008-11-01 to 2008-12-16
2008-11-01 to 2009-02-28
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Firn > > > Snow Grain Size
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets > > > Surface Morphology
Sensor(s): MODIS
Data Format(s):
  • Binary
  • ENVI Vector File (.evf)
  • Generic Mapping Tools (.gmt)
  • ESRI Shapefile
  • Keyhole Markup Language (.kml)
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
  • GeoTIFF
Data Contributor(s): Terry Haran, Jennifer Bohlander, Ted Scambos, Thomas Painter, Mark Fahnestock

We kindly request that you cite the use of this data set in a publication using the following citation. For more information, see Use and Copyright.

Haran, T., J. Bohlander, T. Scambos, T. Painter, and M. Fahnestock. 2014. MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica 2008-2009 (MOA2009) Image Map, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

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