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This data could not exist without the collaboration of the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge and the Technical University of Denmark in archiving and contributing this data.

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This project was funded in part by a grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation.

Data License and Citation

All Antarctic film images and generated derivaties presented here are copyright Dustin Schroeder and the Scott Polar Research Institute, 2018. The images are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

If you make use of this data in a publication, we request that you cite the following paper describing the process of acquiring this data:

Dustin M. Schroeder, Julian A. Dowdeswell, Martin J. Siegert, Robert G. Bingham, Winnie Chu, Emma J. MacKie, Matthew R. Siegfried, Katherine I. Vega, John R. Emmons, and Keith Winstein. Multidecadal observations of the Antarctic ice sheet from restored analog radar records, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, September 17, 2019 116 (38) 18867-18873. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1821646116.

About this website

This website was created to facilitate public access to this data. It is built and maintained by the Stanford Radio Glaciology Group. We hope you enjoy it!

The website itself is open source (MIT License). You can check out the source on GitHub.


This dataset is available thanks to the hard work of many contributors to this project. Most contributors are listed in alphabetic order.

Dustin M. Schroeder

Principle Investigator, Stanford University

Thomas O. Teisberg

PhD Student and Lead Developer, Stanford University

Robert G. Bingham

Collaborator, University of Edinburgh

Naomi Boneham

Archivist, Scott Polar Research Institute

Matthew Chalker

Art Historian

Winnie Chu

Collaborator, Georgia Institute of Technology

Catherine Coleman

Librarian, Stanford University

Jorgen Dall

Collaborator, Danish Technical University

Jessica Daniel

Art Historian

Nikita Darbar

Undergraduate Researcher, Stanford University

Julian A. Dowdeswell

Collaborator, Scott Polar Research Institute

Kim Durante

Librarian, Stanford University

John R. Emmons

PhD Student, Stanford University

Olivia Flournoy

Undergraduate Researcher, Stanford University

Nicholas Haw

Software Developer

Nanna Karlsson

Collaborator, Geologic Survey of Denmark and Greenland

Emma J. MacKie

PhD Student, Stanford University

Stace Maples

Librarian, Stanford University

Lucy Martin

Archivist Scott Polar Research Institute

Devon Ryan

Film History Consultant

Martin J. Siegert

Collaborator, Imperial College London

Matthew R. Siegfried

Collaborator, Colorado School of Mines

Dustin S. Smith

Undergraduate Researcher, Stanford University

Julie Sweetkind-Singer

Librarian, Stanford University

Angelo Tarzona

Undergraduate Researcher, Stanford University

Bridget Thrasher

Librarian, Stanford University

Katherine I. Vega

Undergraduate Researcher, Stanford University

Justice Wainwright

Graphic Designer

Keith Winstein

Collaborator, Stanford University

Iris Xia

Undergraduate Researcher, Stanford University

Additional Data Sources

We acknowledge the use of imagery provided by services from NASA's Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS), part of NASA's Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS).

GIBS provides the background maps, optical imagery, and survey velocity data for the flight maps on this site. Specific data sources for each of these are identified in the bottom right of each map.