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BRMCR2

Pre-IceBridge MCoRDS L2 Ice Thickness, Version 1

The NASA Pre-IceBridge MCoRDS Level-2 Ice Thickness (BRMCR2) data set contains depth sounder measurements over Greenland and Antarctica taken from the Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder (MCoRDS). The data set includes measurements for elevation, surface, bottom, and thickness. The data are stored in Comma Separated Value (CSV) text format with associated Keyhole Markup Language (KML) files, and are available for periodic campaigns from 23 June 1993 to 23 September 2007 via FTP.

Geographic Coverage

Parameter(s):
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness
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)
  • Comma-Separated Values (.csv)
Platform(s) AIRCRAFT, DC-8, P-3B
Sensor(s): MCoRDS, RADAR ECHO SOUNDERS
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): 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.

Allen, Chris 2011. Pre-IceBridge MCoRDS L2 Ice Thickness, 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/QKMTQ02C2U56. [Date Accessed].

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The NASA Pre-IceBridge MCoRDS Level-2 Ice Thickness (BRMCR2) data set contains depth sounder measurements over Greenland and Antarctica taken from the Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder (MCoRDS). The data set includes measurements for elevation, surface, bottom, and thickness. The data are stored in Comma Separated Value (CSV) text format with associated Keyhole Markup Language (KML) files, and are available for periodic campaigns from 23 June 1993 to 23 September 2007 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/QKMTQ02C2U56

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