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REMA Reference Elevation Map of Antarctica

version 1.03 (2.34 MB) by Chad Greene
Data loading and interpolation functions for the 1km and 200 m versions of REMA.


Updated 13 Jun 2019

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This is a plugin for Antarctic Mapping Tools for Matlab. Check out the Examples tab to see how the functions work.

Note: you'll need to download the 1km and/or 200m data, as described in the Examples tab.

If you use these functions, please cite the following:
Howat, Ian; Morin, Paul; Porter, Claire; Noh, Myong-Jong, 2018, “The Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica”,, Harvard Dataverse, V1

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

Cite As

Chad Greene (2020). REMA Reference Elevation Map of Antarctica (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (3)

Adam Liang

Chad's Matlab work save me tons of time! Really grateful for what he does. Cheers

Mark Brandon

Couldn't agree with Peter Neff more. Why write it very badly myself when Chad Greene will do it well. Thanks so much

Peter Neff

What would slacker-coding Antarctic scientists do on Matlab without Chad Greene?! Cheers.



Updated live scripts


Added live scripts


Fixed a typo in the documentation. Thanks to Mark Brandon for pointing out the error.

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2018b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

Inspired by: Antarctic geoid conversions, Antarctic Mapping Tools