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IceBridge NSERC L1B Geolocated Meteorologic and Surface Temperature Data, Version 1

The IceBridge National Suborbital Education & Research Center (NSERC) L1B Geolocated Meteorologic and Surface Temperature (IAMET1B) data set is a collection of airborne in-flight meteorological and in-cabin measurements, and thermal emission measurements of near-nadir surface skin temperature. Instruments flown over Antarctica include cabin pressure transducer, 3-stage hygrometer, 2-stage hygrometer, total air temperature sensor, and infrared surface temperature pyrometer. The data files contain measurements for 36 meteorological, surface characteristic, and positional variables. The data were collected as part of Operation IceBridge funded campaigns, and are stored in Intercontinental Chemical Transport Experiment (ICARTT) comma separated format, and are available for periodic, ongoing campaigns from 12 October 2009 to the present via FTP.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -53, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies x Varies
Temporal Coverage:
  • 12 October 2009
(updated 2013)
Temporal Resolution: Varies
  • Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature
  • Atmospheric Pressure
  • Platform Characteristics > Attitude Characteristics
  • Atmospheric Water Vapor > Dew Point Temperature
  • Atmospheric Water Vapor > Humidity
  • Land Temperature > Skin Temperature
  • Soils > Soil Temperature
  • Atmospheric Pressure > Static Pressure
  • Sensor Characteristics > Total Temperature
Platform(s) AIRCRAFT, DC-8
Data Format(s):
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Rick Shetter, Eric Buzay, David Van Gilst

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.

Shetter, R., E. Buzay, and D. Van Gilst. 2010, updated 2013. IceBridge NSERC L1B Geolocated Meteorologic and Surface Temperature Data, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: [Date Accessed].
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