Data Set ID:

IceBridge KT19 IR Surface Temperature, Version 1

The NASA IceBridge KT19 IR Surface Temperature data set contains surface temperature measurements of Arctic and Antarctic sea ice and land ice acquired using the Heitronics KT19.85 Series II Infrared Radiation Pyrometer alongside the NASA Airborne Topographic Mapper (ATM) instrument onboard the NASA P-3 and NASA DC-8 aircrafts. The data were collected as part of the Operation IceBridge funded survey campaigns.

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Temporal Coverage:
  • 2011-10-12
to present (updated 2014)
Temporal Resolution:
DC-8, P-3B
Sensor(s): KT19 Pyrometer
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -53, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

  • N: 90, S: 60, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
  • 15 m x 15 m
  • Sea Ice > Ice Temperature
  • Snow/Ice > Snow/Ice Temperature
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
  • XML
Data Contributor(s): William Krabill, Eric Buzay
(updated 2014)

We kindly request that you cite the use of this data set in a publication using the following citation. For more information, see Use and Copyright.

Krabill, W. B. and E. Buzay. 2012, updated 2014. IceBridge KT19 IR Surface Temperature, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center.

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Province or State: CO
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Country: USA