Pre-IceBridge MCoRDS L1B Geolocated Radar Echo Strength Profiles

The documentation for this data set is currently under construction and will be available in the near future. If you have any questions regarding this data set, please contact NSIDC User Services Office either by filling out a contact form, by e-mail to, or by telephone at +1 303-492-6199.

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.

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Data are available via FTP and HTTPS.