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BRMCR1B

Pre-IceBridge MCoRDS L1B Geolocated Radar Echo Strength Profiles, Version 1

The Pre-IceBridge MCoRDS L1B Geolocated Radar Echo Strength Profiles (BRMCR1B) data set contains Arctic and Antarctic radio echo-sounding measurements taken from the Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder (MCoRDS) during periodic campaigns from June 1993 to September 2007. The data set includes elevation and surface measurements, as well as flight path charts and echogram images. The data are stored in MATLAB, Portable Network Graphics (PNG), Keyhole Markup Language (KML), and Portable Document Format (PDF) files, and are available via FTP.

Geographic Coverage

Parameter(s):
  • Radar > Radar Imagery
  • Sea Ice > Sea Ice Elevation
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 90, S: 60, E: 180, W: -180

  • N: -53, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 23 June 1993 to 23 September 2007
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Data Format(s):
  • Keyhole Markup Language (.kml)
  • PNG
  • MATLAB
  • PDF
Platform(s) DC-8, P-3B
Sensor(s): MCoRDS
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Carl Leuschen, John Paden, Prasad Gogineni, Fernando Rodriguez-Morales, Chris Allen
Data Citation

As a condition of using these data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Leuschen, Carl 2011. Pre-IceBridge MCoRDS L1B Geolocated Radar Echo Strength Profiles, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/0W3MW4EI4CLW. [Date Accessed].

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The Pre-IceBridge MCoRDS L1B Geolocated Radar Echo Strength Profiles (BRMCR1B) data set contains Arctic and Antarctic radio echo-sounding measurements taken from the Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder (MCoRDS) during periodic campaigns from June 1993 to September 2007. The data set includes elevation and surface measurements, as well as flight path charts and echogram images. The data are stored in MATLAB, Portable Network Graphics (PNG), Keyhole Markup Language (KML), and Portable Document Format (PDF) files, and are available via FTP.

The directory structure for this data set is described in the 00README.txt file.

See the University of Kansas CReSIS Sensors Development / Radar page for more on the MCoRDS instrument.

For more on data interpretation, processing levels, and data files, see the CReSIS Airborne Radar Depth Sounder Data Web page.

Data set DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/0W3MW4EI4CLW

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