Hydrologic Sub-basins of Greenland, Version 1

Metadata Updated: July 17, 2020

The Hydrologic Sub-basins of Greenland data set contains Geographic Information System (GIS) polygon shapefiles that include 293 hydrologic sub-basins of the Greenland Ice Sheet, as created by Lewis and Smith (2009). Five km Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) of ice-surface and bedrock topography (Bamber et al. 2001) were used to estimate the hydraulic potentiometric surface for Greenland, which accounts for the effects of ice overburden pressure, such as hydrostatic pressure, surface topography, and underlying bedrock topography (Paterson 1994). Using the 5 km potentiometric grid, a modeled basin network for Greenland's ice sheet was created using the hydrological tools within ESRI ArcGIS (ArcInfo 9.2). Although the GIS initially generated more than 293 basins, basins less than 100 km2 in size, as well as basins located completely outside of the ice sheet extent, were removed from the data set. Data are available via FTP, and can be read in any GIS software. The following journal article provides documentation for this data set: Lewis, Sarah and Laurence Smith. 2009. Hydrologic Drainage of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Hydrological Processes DOI: 10.1002/hyp.7343. This journal article can be accessed from the Documentation link at the top of this Web page.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date August 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date July 17, 2020

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Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Metadata Created Date August 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date July 17, 2020
Publisher NASA NSIDC DAAC
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Maintainer
Sarah Lewis
Maintainer Email
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Citation Hydrologic Sub-basins of Greenland, Version 1. Version 1. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. https://doi.org/10.5067/DT9T7DPD7HBI.
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Data First Published 1991-01-01
Homepage URL https://doi.org/10.5067/DT9T7DPD7HBI
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Data Last Modified 2000-12-31
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Temporal 1991-01-01T00:00:00Z/2000-12-31T23:59:59Z
Category geospatial

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