NASA Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) at NSIDC

IceBridge Data

NASA's Operation IceBridge Aircraft Missions

Instrument Data Sets

The following tables list the NASA IceBridge instruments. Links to data servers, where available, are provided in the Data Access column. To obtain data, click the link in the Data Access column, or direct specific inquiries to NSIDC User Services.

See the Campaign Data Sets page for a current list of IceBridge data by campaign, date, flight number, target, and instruments.

For a list of IceBridge data products available from NSIDC, see the Data Sets page

The instruments and data providers are grouped into the following categories:

IceBridge Instruments

IceBridge Instrument Description Source Data Access
Accumulation Radar University of Kansas Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) IceBridge Accumulation Radar L1B Geolocated Radar Echo Strength Profiles
National Suborbital Education and Research Center DC-8 Onboard Meteorology Suite National Suborbital Education and Research Center (NSERC), The University of North Dakota IceBridge NSERC L1B Geolocated Meteorologic and Surface Temperature Data
Airborne Topographic Mapper (ATM) NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Wallops Flight Facility IceBridge ATM L0 Raw Ranges

IceBridge ATM L1B Elevation and Return Strength

IceBridge ATM L2 Icessn Elevation, Slope, and Roughness

IceBridge Level-4 ATM Surface Elevation Rate of Change

Pre-IceBridge ATM L0 Raw Ranges

Pre-IceBridge ATM L1B Qfit Elevation and Return Strength

Pre-IceBridge ATM L2 Icessn Elevation, Slope, and Roughness
Narrow Swath Airborne Topographic Mapper (ATM) NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Wallops Flight Facility IceBridge Narrow Swath ATM L1B Qfit Elevation and Return Strength
Atmospheric Chemistry National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL) IceBridge Atmospheric Chemistry L1B Data
NCAR G-V Atmospheric Instrument Package National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL) IceBridge NCAR Navigation, State Parameter, and Microphysics LRT Data
Continuous Airborne Mapping By Optical Translator (CAMBOT) NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Wallops Flight Facility IceBridge CAMBOT L1B Geolocated and Orthorectified Images
Digital Mapping System Camera (DMS) University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), University of California Santa Cruz / NASA Ames IceBridge DMS L0 Raw Imagery

IceBridge DMS L1B Geolocated and Orthorectified Images

IceBridge DMS L3 Photogrammetric DEM
KT19 Infrared Radiation Pyrometer NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Wallops Flight Facility IceBridge KT19 IR Surface Temperature
Ku-Band Radar Altimeter University of Kansas Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) IceBridge Ku-Band Radar L1B Geolocated Radar Echo Strength Profiles
Land, Vegetation, and Ice Sensor (LVIS) Goddard Space Flight Center - Laser Vegetation Imaging Sensor IceBridge LVIS L0 Raw Ranges

IceBridge LVIS L1B Geolocated Return Energy Waveforms

IceBridge LVIS L2 Geolocated Surface Elevation Product

Pre-IceBridge LVIS L0 Raw Ranges

Pre-IceBridge LVIS L2 Geolocated Ground Elevation and Return Energy Quartiles
Magnetometer Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory IceBridge Scintrex CS-3 Cesium Magnetometer L0 Raw Magnetic Field

IceBridge Scintrex CS-3 Cesium Magnetometer L1B Geolocated Magnetic Anomalies
Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder (MCoRDS) University of Kansas Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) IceBridge MCoRDS L2 Picked Ice and Bed Surfaces and Ice Thickness

IceBridge MCoRDS L1B Geolocated Radar Echo Strength Profiles

IceBridge MCoRDS L3 Gridded Ice Thickness, Surface, and Bottom

Pre-IceBridge MCoRDS L1B Geolocated Radar Echo Strength Profiles

Pre-IceBridge MCoRDS L2 Ice Thickness
Pathfinder Advanced Radar Ice Sounder (PARIS) NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Wallops Flight Facility IceBridge PARIS L2 Ice Thickness
Position/Avionics (POS/AV) University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), University of California Santa Cruz / NASA Ames IceBridge ATM POS/AV L1B Corrected ATM GPS Track and INS Data
Position/Avionics (POS/AV) Goddard Space Flight Center - Laser Vegetation Imaging Sensor IceBridge LVIS POS/AV L1B Corrected Position and Attitude Data
Sander/LDEO Airborne Gravimeter (AIRGrav) Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University IceBridge Sander AIRGrav L1B Geolocated Free Air Gravity Anomalies

IceBridge Sander AIRGrav L3 Bathymetry

IceBridge Sander AIRGrav L4 Bathymetry
Snow Radar University of Kansas Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) IceBridge Snow Radar L1B Geolocated Radar Echo Strength Profiles
WISE Ice Penetrating Radar Sounder Department of Earth System Science, Rignot Research Group, University of California, Irvine IceBridge WISE L2 Geolocated Ice Thickness and Surface Elevation

UTIG Investigating the Cryospheric Evolution of the Central Antarctic Plate (ICECAP) Instruments

ICECAP Instrument Description Source Data Access
GPS / Inertial Measurement University of Texas Institute for Geophysics IceBridge GPS L0 Raw Satellite Navigation Data

IceBridge IMU L0 Raw Inertial Measurement Unit Data

IceBridge GPS/IMU L1B Primary Position and Attitude Solution

IceBridge GPS L1B Time-Tagged Real-Time Position and Attitude Solution

IceBridge L0 Raw Kinematics GPS Time Codes
Sigma Space Photon Counting Imaging Lidar (Sigma-Space Lidar) University of Texas Institute for Geophysics IceBridge Sigma Space Prototype L0 Raw Time-of-Flight Data

IceBridge Sigma Space Lidar L0 Raw Time-of-Flight Data

IceBridge Photon Counting Lidar L1B Subset Geolocated Photon Elevations

IceBridge Merged Photon Counting Lidar/Profiler L4 Surface Slope and Elevations
HiCARS Ice Penetrating Radar Sounder University of Texas Institute for Geophysics IceBridge HiCARS 1 L0 Raw Return Energy Amplitudes

IceBridge HiCARS 1 L2 Geolocated Ice Thickness

IceBridge HiCARS 2 L0 Raw Return Energy Amplitudes

IceBridge HiCARS 2 L2 Geolocated Ice Thickness
Bell BGM-3 Gravimeter University of Texas Institute for Geophysics IceBridge BGM-3 Gravimeter L0 Raw Accelerations

IceBridge BGM-3 Gravimeter L1B Time-Tagged Accelerations

IceBridge BGM-3 Gravimeter L2 Geolocated Free Air Anomalies
CMG 1A Dynamic Gravity Meter University of Texas Institute for Geophysics IceBridge CMG 1A Dynamic Gravity Meter Time-Tagged Level-1B Vertical Accelerations
ZLS Dynamic Gravity Meter University of Texas Institute for Geophysics IceBridge ZLS Dynamic Gravity Meter Time-Registered L1B Vertical Accelerations
FGM-301/99 Fluxgate Magnetometer University of Texas Institute for Geophysics IceBridge Flux Gate Magnetometer L0 Raw Magnetic Field
Geometrics 823A Magnetometer (GEOMET 823A) University of Texas Institute for Geophysics IceBridge Geometrics 823A Cesium Magnetometer L0 Raw Magnetic Field

IceBridge Geometrics 823A Cesium Magnetometer L1B Time-Tagged Magnetic Field

IceBridge Geometrics 823A Cesium Magnetometer L2 Geolocated Magnetic Anomalies
Paroscientific S-1000 Pressure Altimeter University of Texas Institute for Geophysics IceBridge Paroscientific S-1000 L0 Pressure Altimeter Raw Air Pressure

IceBridge Paroscientific S-1000 L1B Pressure Altimeter Time-Tagged Air Pressure
Riegl Laser Altimeter University of Texas Institute for Geophysics IceBridge Riegl Laser Altimeter L0 Raw Ranges

IceBridge Riegl Laser Altimeter L1B Time-Tagged Laser Ranges

IceBridge Riegl Laser Altimeter L2 Geolocated Surface Elevation Triplets

University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Instruments

UAF Instrument Description Source Data Access
Profiling Lidar University of Alaska Fairbanks IceBridge UAF Lidar Profiler L1B Geolocated Surface Elevation Triplets
Scanning Lidar University of Alaska Fairbanks IceBridge UAF Lidar Scanner L1B Geolocated Surface Elevation Triplets
GPS/IMU University of Alaska Fairbanks IceBridge UAF GPS/IMU L1B Corrected Position and Attitude Data

Page last updated: 11/26/14