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IceBridge IMU L0 Raw Inertial Measurement Unit Data, Version 1

The NASA IceBridge IMU L0 Raw Inertial Measurement Unit Data (IPUTI0) data set contains Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) readings, including latitude, longitude, altitude, velocity, pitch, roll, and true heading, taken over Antarctica using the Systron Donner Inertial MMQ-G inertial measurement unit. The data were collected by scientists working on the Investigating the Cryospheric Evolution of the Central Antarctic Plate (ICECAP) project, which is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) with additional support from NASA Operation IceBridge. The data are stored in ASCII text format and are available for periodic, ongoing campaigns from 2009 to the present via FTP.

Geographic Coverage

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

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Temporal Coverage
  • 1 January 2009
(updated 2012)
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
  • Platform Characteristics > Attitude Characteristics
Sensor(s): INS, UTIG IMU
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Data Contributor(s): Donald Blankenship, Scott Kempf, Duncan Young

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.

Blankenship, Donald D., Scott Kempf, Duncan Young 2011, updated 2012. IceBridge IMU L0 Raw Inertial Measurement Unit Data, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. [Date Accessed].

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