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Antarctic Mapping Tools

version 6.0 (13.2 MB) by Chad Greene
A toolbox for analysis and display of Antarctica-related data


Updated 21 Apr 2021

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Click on the Examples Tab ^^^ for detailed descriptions of AMT functions.

This toolbox is for importing, analyzing, and displaying Antarctica-related data. AMT is designed to provide a standard framework to allow easy pairing of multiple different types of data sets (surface elevation, ice velocity, grounding line, etc). For a quick overview, check the Examples tab on this page and click "AMT Getting Started". To find data-specific plugins for this toolbox, search the File Exchange site for "AMT".

Note to users: AMT was originally written to be used with Matlab's Mapping Toolbox. However, Matlab's Mapping Toolbox is sometimes inefficient and difficult to work with. And depending on Matlab's Mapping Toolbox makes it harder to share codes. So I've been moving more toward plotting mostly in polar stereographic meters. There is a suite of functions ending in "ps" that make this easy.

If AMT is useful for you, please cite our paper!

Cite As

Greene, Chad A., et al. “Antarctic Mapping Tools for Matlab.” Computers & Geosciences, vol. 104, Elsevier BV, July 2017, pp. 151–57, doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2016.08.003.

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Comments and Ratings (25)

Yaowen Zheng

Great stuff! Very helpful. Thank you very much<3

William Jenkins

Inka Koch

Marta Umbert

It is excellent!! I would love to have the same for the arctic :)

Pat Wongpan

David Gwyther


Fox Lake

Chad Greene

@CG: The narginchk function was introduced in Matlab version 2011b, so I'm guessing you are using an older version of Matlab. It's just an error checking function that you can always delete from any of my functions whenever you run into this error.

li teng


Very useful tool. Thanks a lot.


Can someone help me get started using this? I have tried to follow the examples described in the Examples tab, but I can't seem to get past, this error,

>> scarloc 'taylor dome'
??? Undefined function or method 'narginchk' for input arguments of type 'double'.

Error in ==> scarloc at 119

Claudia Villarroel

Mark Brandon

This is just brilliant and so useful for any Antarctic researcher. Thanks so much

li teng

Qi Liang

Chad Greene

Hi Alexey, Your question could be interpreted a number of different ways, so it's hard to understand exactly what you are asking. Feel free to email me directly, describe what you want to do, and include some example data if it's relevant.


Thanks a lot, really a nice tool, but it's not clear if I can use it.
I need a plot in lon and lat coordinates, but all functions in this package show data in stereographic coordinates. Is is possible to show longitude and latitudes, as in Matlab?

Wei Wei

Thanks Chad!

Cooper Elsworth

Marc Rovira

li teng

Thank you very much

Peter Gorham

Marvelous tour de force, this is so comprehensive it is kind of staggering. Great work, Chad, thanks!

Brad Lipovsky

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2012b
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