Arctic Mapping Tools

Version 1.05 (7.25 MB) by Chad Greene
Or: Antarctic Mapping Tools for Matlab, Greenland Edition
Updated 5 Jan 2022

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Arctic Mapping Tools

This is a Northern-hemisphere edition of Antarctic Mapping Tools for MATLAB.


Most of the functions in this GitHub repo directly mimic functions in the Antarctic version, and that's where you'll find the best documentation for the Arctic tools.

Most of the functions in this toolbox end with the letter n to indicate the northern hemisphere version of the Antarctic tools. For example, The Arctic function plotpsn is equivalent to the Antarctic plotps function.


Here are some Greenland datasets that are designed to work with Arctic Mapping Tools:

  • BedMachine Greenland and Antarctic ice thickness, bed elevation, surface elevation, and masks.
  • ITS_LIVE global ice velocity mosaics.
  • Check the File Exchange for potentially more datasets, or email me if you something specific in mind that you'd like to see.

Citing Antarctic Mapping Tools

If these functions are useful for you, please cite our paper as follows:

Greene, C. A., Gwyther, D. E., & Blankenship, D. D. (2017). Antarctic Mapping Tools for Matlab. Computers & Geosciences, 104, 151–157. Elsevier BV.

or in BibTeX if you prefer:

  title={{Antarctic Mapping Tools for MATLAB}},
  author={Greene, Chad A and Gwyther, David E and Blankenship, Donald D},
  journal={Computers \& Geosciences},

Cite As

Greene, Chad A., et al. “Antarctic Mapping Tools for Matlab.” Computers & Geosciences, vol. 104, Elsevier BV, July 2017, pp. 151–57, doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2016.08.003.

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Version Published Release Notes

connecting to github


Fixed upload error.


Added modismog


Added ability to change meridian in plotting functions. Also added an example with BedMachine.

To view or report issues in this GitHub add-on, visit the GitHub Repository.
To view or report issues in this GitHub add-on, visit the GitHub Repository.