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IceBridge Data

NASA's Operation IceBridge Aircraft Missions

Instructions for NASA Science Report Submissions

This page contains instructions for Operation IceBridge flight managers using the NASA Science Report submissions interface.

The following two tag-delimited fields must be included in the NASA Science Report "NSIDC Information" text box.

  1. Campaign region. To identify the campaign region for the flight, include the following in the "NSIDC Information" text box:
    [oib_region]
    XX
    [/oib_region]

    Where: XX is the two-letter abbreviation for the campaign:
    Table 1. Campaign Abbreviations and Descriptions
    Campaign Abbreviation Description
    GR IceBridge Arctic campaigns, (including UTIG flights in the Arctic, and any non-UAF flights originating from Fairbanks)
    AN IceBridge Antarctic campaigns, including ICECAP
    AK All University of Alaska flights mapping Alaskan glaciers

  2. Operational instruments. Include the following in the "NSIDC Information" text box:
    [operational_instruments]
    Accumulation Radar
    AIRGrav
    ATM
    AVOCET
    BGM-3
    CAMBOT
    CMG-GT-1A
    CS-3
    DACOM
    DLH
    DMS
    FGM
    GEOMET 823A
    HF Radar
    HiCARS1
    HiCARS2
    KT19
    KTC
    Ku-Band Radar
    LVIS
    LVIS Camera
    LVIS-GH
    LVIS POS/AV
    MCoRDS
    Narrow Swath ATM
    NASA POS/AV
    NCAR G-V Instruments
    NSERC Onboard Data
    PARIS
    PRS Altimeter
    Sigma Space Lidar
    Sigma Space Prototype
    Sky View Camera
    SLR
    Snow Radar
    UAF Camera
    UAF GPS/IMU
    UAF Profiler
    UAF Scanner
    USB4000 Hemi
    USB4000 Tele
    UTIG GPS
    UTIG IMU
    UTIG Riegl
    UTIG RTNav
    WAS
    WISE
    ZLS
    [/operational_instruments]

Copy and paste the list above into the "NSIDC Information" text box and delete the names of instruments that were not operational on the flight. An instrument is considered operational for the flight if it produced data that will be delivered to NSIDC. If the list is completely empty, NSIDC will assume that no data from the flight will be delivered.

Enter only one instrument per line, and use the above names exactly. Order is not important, but exact names are. NSIDC will use the instrument names to validate against our database of expected instrument names.

The following is a valid example of information included in the NASA Science Report "NSIDC Information" text box for the 2012 Antarctic campaign:

[oib_region]
AN
[/oib_region]

[operational_instruments]
DMS
NASA POS/AV
Ku-Band Radar
MCoRDS
Snow Radar
AIRGrav
NSERC Onboard Data
ATM
CAMBOT
Narrow Swath ATM
KT19
[/operational_instruments]


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