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IceBridge Narrow Swath ATM L1B Qfit Elevation and Return Strength, Version 1

This data set contains spot elevation measurements of Greenland, Arctic, and Antarctic sea ice acquired using the NASA Airborne Topographic Mapper (ATM) 4CT3 narrow scan instrumentation. The data were collected as part of Operation IceBridge funded aircraft survey campaigns.

Version Summary: 

Version 1 of the IceBridge Narrow Swath ATM L1B Qfit Elevation and Return Strength contains qfit format data from 16 March 2011 to 08 November 2012.

Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 90, S: 60, E: 180, W: -180

  • N: -53, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
  • 2 m x 2 m
Temporal Coverage
  • 16 March 2011 to 8 November 2012
(updated 2012)
Temporal Resolution:
  • Sea Ice > Sea Ice Elevation
DC-8, P-3B
Sensor(s): Narrow Swath ATM
Data Format(s):
  • Binary
Data Contributor(s): William Krabill

Data Citation

As a condition of using this data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Krabill, W. B. 2011, updated 2012. IceBridge Narrow Swath ATM L1B Qfit Elevation and Return Strength, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/A54HXUXMJ9UA. [Date Accessed].

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