The Greenland Surface Type is estimated using satellite remote
sensing techniques on the MODIS insturment. This dataset contains
monthly products covering april to september for the period
The data files contain 5 layers with the following content: GST,
Nobs, StDev, MaxGST, MinGST.
The monthly products were generated on a machine which uses the
little-endian data format (Intel convention). GST is coded with 2 -
Ocean, 5 - Land, 3 - Cloud, 4 - No data, 11 - Ice, 13 - Melting
snow, 14 - Dry snow.
Further information can be found in
Fausto, R.S., Mayer, C. and Ahlstrøm, A.P. 2007: Satellite-derived
surface type and melt area of the Greenland ice sheet using MODIS
data from 2000 to 2005. Annals of Glaciology 46, 35-42.
Fausto, R.S., Van As, D., Antoft, J.A., Box, J.E., Colgan, W., and
the PROMICE project team. Greenland ice sheet melt area from MODIS
(2000-2014). Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin 33.
Metadata update history
2022-11-15T13:01:24Z : Major modification : Add namespace no.met.adc to identifier
2021-12-14T14:49:54Z : Minor modification : Changed version of metadata standard to MMD v3
2019-03-25T01:00:00Z : Original record : Original record from MMD v2