Articles | Volume 13, issue 7
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3491–3512, 2021

Special issue: Extreme environment datasets for the three poles

Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3491–3512, 2021
Data description paper
19 Jul 2021
Data description paper | 19 Jul 2021

Greenland ice velocity maps from the PROMICE project

Anne Solgaard et al.

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