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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.

Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

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

Spatial Resolution
  • 250 m x 250 m
Temporal Coverage
  • 1 November 2008 to 16 December 2008
  • 1 November 2008 to 28 February 2009
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
Version V1
Data Contributor(s) Terry Haran, Jennifer Bohlander, Ted Scambos, Thomas Painter, Mark Fahnestock

Data Citation

As a condition of using this data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

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. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5KP8037. [Date Accessed].

Literature Citation

As a condition of using this data, we request that you acknowledge the author(s) of this data set by referencing the following peer-reviewed publication.

  • Scambos, T., T. Haran, M. Fahnestock, T. Painter, and J. Bohlander. 2007. MODIS-based Mosaic of Antarctica (MOA) Data Sets: Continent-wide Surface Morphology and Snow Grain Size, Remote Sensing of Environment. 111. 242-257. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2006.12.020

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