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Antarctic boundaries, grounding line, and masks from InSAR

version (6.6 MB) by Chad Greene
A complete MEaSUREs grounding line, coast line, and mask dataset from Mouginot et al.


Updated 25 May 2018

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Check the Examples Tab ^^ for function descriptions, syntax, etc.

This is an Antarctic Mapping Tools plugin for MEaSUREs Antarctic Boundaries for IPY 2007-2009 from Satellite Radar, Version 2 (Mouginot et al., 2017). All the data are contained in this File Exchange upload, so you don't need to download the data from the NSIDC, but you can read the full details here:

This toolbox contains several functions for masking based ice basins, or groundedness. Also some plotting functions to show grounding line, coast line, or ice basins.

If this toolbox is helpful for you, please cite the following:

The dataset:
Mouginot, J., E. Rignot, and B. Scheuchl. 2017. MEaSURES Antarctic Boundaries for IPY 2007-2009 from
Satellite Radar, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice
Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi:

Literature citation:
Rignot, E., S. S. Jacobs, J. Mouginot, and B. Scheuchl. 2013. Ice-shelf melting around Antarctica,
Science. 341. 266-270.

Antarctic Mapping Tools:
Chad A. Greene, David E. Gwyther, and Donald D. Blankenship. Antarctic Mapping Tools for Matlab. Computers & Geosciences. 104 (2017) pp. 151-157

Comments and Ratings (2)

Qi Liang


Now includes basin_data, plot_basin, and inbasin functions. Also, the isiceshelf function now lets you specify a single ice shelf of interest.

Updated for the version 2 data release.

Fixed a 1 km vertical (y) offset in mask georeference.

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2017b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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