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ETOP05 Elevation Data for Areas Greater than 50 degrees North


ETOPO5 is a collection of several gridded elevation data sets, combined into a single, global coverage. The data sets are of low resolution and accuracy, and therefore are useful for only the most general descriptions of polar topography. 5-Minute Gridded Global Relief Data Collection (ETOPO5) gridded elevation data for the Earth north of 50 degrees North were provided to National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) by the National Geophysical Data Center.

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  • 1.0 (2009-04-29)
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Spatial Type grid
Language English
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  • climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 1980-01-01 00:00:00
End datetime 2008-05-01 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 90.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 50.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -180.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: 180.00

Primary point of contact information

George Sharman <>

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Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

Loughridge, M., Sharman, G. 2009. ETOP05 Elevation Data for Areas Greater than 50 degrees North. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 11 Aug 2020.

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