Pre-IceBridge MCoRDS L2 Ice Thickness

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 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.

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Data are available via FTP and HTTPS.