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Bedmap2 Toolbox for Matlab


Chad Greene (view profile)


26 Jun 2013 (Updated )

Get Bedmap2 data into Matlab. Several tools for data access, interpolation, and plotting.

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Bedmap2 is a 1 km resolution dataset of Antarctic surface, ice thickness, and bed topography. Details about Bedmap2 can be found here:

This set of functions is a plugin for Antarctic Mapping Tools (Greene et al., 2016). Check out the documentation pages (light bulb icons to the right) for details.

Fretwell, P., et al. "Bedmap2: improved ice bed, surface and thickness datasets for Antarctica." The Cryosphere 7.1 (2013).

Greene, C. A., Gwyther, D. E., & Blankenship, D. D. (2016). Antarctic Mapping Tools for Matlab. Computers & Geosciences.


Antarctic Mapping Tools and Ibcso International Bathymetric Chart Of The Southern Ocean Toolbox inspired this file.

This file inspired Sodb Southern Ocean Database Toolbox, Nsidc Download, How To Drape Landsat Images Over Bedmap2 Topography, Ramp Radarsat Antarctic Mapping Project, Glaciology Fake Book, Antarctic Geoid Conversions, Ice Shelf Tidal Flexure Interpolator, Antarctic Gravity Data, Cryo Sat 2 Dem, Bamber Et Al. Antarctic Dem, How To Estimate Subglacial Water Routes, and Ice Flowlines.

Required Products MATLAB
MATLAB release MATLAB 8.0 (R2012b)
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Other requirements A fast internet connection for the installation script. No internet connection required after installation. This package also requires the Antarctic Mapping Tools available on File Exchange.
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Comments and Ratings (2)
05 May 2016 Mark Brandon

This is great. Thanks so much Chad.

07 Apr 2016 Peter Gorham  
08 Jul 2013 1.1

v1.01: Edited Example 9 and added Example 10.

09 Jul 2013 1.2

Fixed an error relation to pixel reference location. If you used a previous version, be sure to rerun bedmap2_runfirst.m using Version 1.2 or later.

29 Oct 2013 1.3

Several added features: scalebar, scarlabel, zoom, contouring, just to name a few.

11 Nov 2013 1.4

Added drainage basins and ASAID grounding lines.

12 Nov 2013 1.5

fixed a typo in bedmap2_interp

18 Nov 2013 1.6

Fixed a bug in bedmap2_interp, expanded documentation, increased robustness of install scripts.

02 Dec 2013 1.7

v2.25: improved install error handling, changed default inset frame setting in bedmap2_zoom, documentation edits.

04 Feb 2014 1.8

Removed dependency on deg2rad and rad2deg. Added examples in documentation.

26 Mar 2014 1.9

Typo fixes in the header files. Functionality unchanged.

14 May 2014 1.10

v2.30: Added support for WGS84 elevations; added cubic, spline, and nearest-neighbor interpolation; changed default contour colors from blue to black, added colorbar location options.

23 Aug 2014 1.11

Adapted into a plugin for the Antarctic Mapping Tools package.

26 Aug 2014 1.12

Version 3.0.

26 Feb 2015 1.13

Switch to tiff-based data, reduced dependence on Mapping Toolbox, much faster data loading and plotting, addition of bedmap2_profile.

03 Aug 2015 4.1

Minor bug fix in bedmap2_profile.

03 Sep 2015 4.2

Updated contouring in the bedmap2 plotting function. Contouring now follows Matlab's contouring syntax.

02 Dec 2015 4.3

Fixed some bugs in bedmap2_profile.

16 Dec 2015 4.4

Added bedmap2_dist function.

16 Dec 2015 4.4

bedmap2_data now returns double precision.

22 Jan 2016 4.5

Plotting bedmap2('gl',...'xy') and bedmap2('coast',...'xy') are now much faster. Also fixed a bug where bedmap2_data was calling the rock mask when user requested Vostok mask.

05 Oct 2016 4.6

Mostly documentation updates. Also, grounding line data is now included in this toolbox, which removes the Image Processing Toolbox requirement and eliminates the need to run an install script.

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