Velocity data for two tidewater glacier surges in Svalbard, 2012-2015, supplement to: Sevestre, Heidi; Benn, Douglas I; Luckman, Adrian; Nuth, Chris; Kohler, Jack; Lindbäck, Katrin; Pettersson, Rickard (2018): Tidewater Glacier Surges Initiated at the Terminus. Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, 123(5), 1035-1051


A time-series of velocity data spanning recent surges of two tidewater glaciers in Svalbard: Aavatsmarkbreen (Dec 2012-Oct 2015) and Wahlenbergbreen (Sept 2013-Oct 2015). The data were obtained by feature tracking using pairs of TerraSAR-X backscatter intensity images, typically at 11 day intervals. The GeoTiff files are spatially filtered maps of surface speed. Filenames reveal satellite beams (strips) as well as dates and times.

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Creator Benn, Douglas I; Luckman, Adrian; Sevestre, Heidi
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2018
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 880 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (18.010 LON, 78.900 LAT); Svalbard