IceBridge MCoRDS L2 Ice Thickness

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Entry ID

IRMCR2

Summary

This data set contains depth sounder measurements of elevation, surface, bottom, and thickness for Greenland and Antarctica taken from the Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder (MCoRDS). The data were collected as part of Operation IceBridge funded aircraft survey campaigns..

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -53°     S: -90°     E: 180°     W: -180°    
N: 90°     S: 60°     E: 180°     W: -180°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Allen, C., C. Leuschen, P. Gogineni, F. Rodriguez-Morales, and J. Paden.
Dataset Title: IceBridge MCoRDS L2 Ice Thickness
Dataset Release Date: 2010-07-20updated 2014
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/irmcr2.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2009-10-16

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA
  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA GREENLAND

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness

Ancillary Keywords

  • IceBridge
  • Ice Thickness
  • NASA
  • NSIDC
  • NSIDC DAAC
  • Radar Echo Sounders
  • Surface Elevation

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • DC-8 Douglas DC-8
  • P-3B Lockheed P-3B Orion

Instrument

  • MCoRDS Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder

Project

  • OIB Operation Ice Bridge

Data Set Progress

in work

Originating Center

UKS/CRESIS

Data Center

NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 17 MB
Distribution Format: XML

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 1.75 GB
Distribution Format: Comma-Separated Values (.csv)

Personnel

Chris Allen
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Kansas
  • Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS)
  • 327 Nichols Hall
  • 2335 Irving Hill Road

City: Lawrence
Province or State: Kansas
Postal Code: 66045
Country: USA

NSIDC User Services
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Carl Leuschen
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: leuschen@cresis.ku.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Kansas

Prasad Gogineni
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 785 864-7734 x
Email: pgogineni@ku.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Kansas
  • Deptartment of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • 3012 Eaton Hall
  • 1520 West 15th Street

City: Lawrence
Province or State: Kansas
Postal Code: 66045-7621
Country: USA

Fernando Rodriguez-Morales
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: frodriguez@cresis.ku.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Kansas
  • Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS)

John Paden
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: paden@ku.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Kansas
  • Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS)

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
IceBridge Product Web Site

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
NASA IceBridge Mission Web Site

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
IceBridge MCoRDS L1B Geolocated Radar Echo Strength Profiles

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
University of Kansas - CReSIS Sensors Development / RADAR Web Page

Reference

Akins, Torry Lee. 1999. Design and development of an improved data acquisition system for the coherent radar depth sounder, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science: Master's Thesis, University of Kansas.

Allen, Christopher, Lei Shi, Richard Hale, Carl Leuschen, John Paden, Benjamin Panzer, Emily Arnold, William Blake, Fernando Rodriguez-Morales, John Ledford, Sarah Seguin. 2011. Antarctic Ice Depth Sounding Radar Instrumentation for the NASA DC-8, submitted for publication to IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, August 2011.

Blake, W., J. Ledford, C. Allen, C. Leuschen, S. Gogineni, F. Rodriguez-Morales, Lei Shi. 2008. A VHF Radar for Deployment on a UAV for Basal Imaging of Polar Ice. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. IGARSS 2008. IEEE International, 4: IV-498-IV-501, doi: 10.1109/IGARSS.2008.4779767.

Byers, K. J. 2011. Integration of a 15-Element, VHF Bow-Tie Antenna Array into an Aerodynamic Fairing on a NASA P-3 Aircraft, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science: Master's Thesis, University of Kansas.

Byers, K. J. 2011. Integration of a 15-Element, VHF Bow-Tie Antenna Array into an Aerodynamic Fairing on a NASA P-3 Aircraft, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science: Master's Thesis, University of Kansas.

Chuah, T. S. 1997. "Design and Development of a Coherent Radar Depth Sounder for Measurement of Greenland Ice Sheet Thickness", CReSIS Technical Report, 151: 175.

Fujita, Shuji, Takeshi Matsuoka, Toshihiro Ishida, Kenichi Matsuoka, and Shinji Mae. 2000. A Summary of the Complex Dielectric Permittivity of Ice in the Megahertz Range and its Application for Radar Sounding of Polar Ice Sheets. Physics of Ice Core Records, (185-212). T. Hondoh, Editor. Hokkaido University Press, 2000, Sapporo.

Gogineni, S., T. Chuah, C. Allen, K. Jezek, and R. K. Moore. 1998. An Improved Coherent Radar Depth Sounder, Journal of Glaciology 44(148): 659-669.

Gogineni, S., D. Tammana, D. Braaten, C. Leuschen, T. Akins, J. Legarsky, P. Kanagaratnam, J. Stiles, C. Allen, and K. Jezek. 2001. Coherent Radar Ice Thickness Measurements Over the Greenland Ice Sheet, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 106(D24): 33761-33772.

Lei Shi; C. T. Allen, J.R. Ledford, F. Rodriguez-Morales, W. A. Blake, B. G. Panzer, S. C. Prokopiack, C. J. Leuschen, and S. Gogineni. 2010. Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder for NASA Operation Ice Bridge, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), IEEE International, (1729-1732), doi: 10.1109/IGARSS.2010.5649518.

Leuschen, Carl, Chris Allen, Prasad Gogineni, Fernando Rodriguez, John Paden, and Jilu Li. 2011, updated current year. IceBridge Snow Radar L1B Geolocated Radar Echo Strength Profiles, [list dates of data used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital media.

Leuschen, Carl, and Chris Allen. 2010, updated current year. IceBridge MCoRDS L1B Geolocated Radar Echo Strength Profiles, [list dates of data used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital media..

Leuschen, Carl, Chris Allen, Prasad Gogineni, Fernando Rodriguez, John Paden, and Jilu Li. 2011, updated current year. IceBridge MCoRDS L3 Gridded Ice Thickness, Surface, and Bottom, [list dates of data used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital media.

Li, Jilu, John Paden, Carl Leuschen, Fernando Rodriguez-Morales, Richard Hale, Emily Arnold, Reid Crowe, Daniel Gomez-Garcia and Prasad Gogineni. 2011. High-Altitude Radar Measurements of Ice Thickness over the Antarctic and Greenland Ice Sheets as a part of Operation Ice Bridge, submitted to IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, September 2011.

Namburi, S. P. V. 2003. Design and Development of an Advanced Coherent Radar Depth Sounder, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Master's Thesis, University of Kansas.

Paden, John, Christopher Allen, Sivaprasad Gogineni, Kenneth Jezek, Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, and Lars Larsen. 2005. Wideband measurements of ice sheet attenuation and basal scattering, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, (2)2.

Paden, J. 2006. Synthetic Aperture Radar for Imaging the Basal Conditions of the Polar Ice Sheets, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, PhD Dissertation, University of Kansas.

Paden, J., T. Akins, D. Dunson, C. Allen, and P. Gogineni. 2010. Ice-sheet bed 3-D tomography, Journal of Glaciology 56(195): 3-11.

Player, K., Lei Shi, Chris Allen, Carl Leuschen, John Ledford, Fernando Rodriguez-Morales, William Blake, Ben Panzer, and Sarah Seguin. 2010. A Multi-Channel Depth-Sounding Radar with an Improved Power Amplifier, High-Frequency Electronics, October 2010: 18-29.

Rodriguez-Morales, F., P. Gogineni, C. Leuschen, C. T. Allen, C. Lewis, A. Patel, L. Shi, W. Blake, B. Panzer, K. Byers, R. Crowe, L. Smith, and C. Gifford. 2010. Development of a Multi-Frequency Airborne Radar Instrumentation Package for Ice Sheet Mapping and Imaging, Proc. 2010 IEEE Int. Microwave Symp., Anaheim, CA, 2010: 157 – 160.

Shi, Lei, C.T. Allen, J.R. Ledford, F. Rodriguez-Morales, W.A. Blake, B.G. Panzer, S.C. Prokopiack, C.J. Leuschen, and S. Gogineni. 2010. Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder for NASA Operation Ice Bridge, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2010 IEEE International, 25-30 July 2010: 1729-1732.

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Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2010-07-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-12-02

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