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Data Set ID:
IR1HI2

IceBridge HiCARS 1 L2 Geolocated Ice Thickness, Version 1

This data set contains ice thickness, surface and bed elevation, and echo strength measurements taken over Antarctica using the Hi-Capability Airborne Radar Sounder (HiCARS) instrument. 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.

Geographic Coverage

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

Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies x Varies
Temporal Coverage:
  • 6 January 2009 to 21 December 2010
(updated 2016)
Temporal Resolution: Varies
Parameter(s):
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Sea Ice > Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Sea Ice > Sea Ice Elevation
  • Topography > Terrain Elevation
Platform(s) BT-67
Sensor(s): HiCARS1
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
  • XML
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Donald Blankenship, Scott Kempf, Duncan Young, Thomas Richter, Dustin Schroeder, Jamin Greenbaum, John Holt

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.

Blankenship, D. D., S. D. Kempf, D. A. Young, T. G. Richter, D. M. Schroeder, J. S. Greenbaum, J. W. Holt, T. van Ommen, R. C. Warner, J. L. Roberts, N. W. Young, E. Lemeur, and M. J. Siegert. 2011, updated 2016. IceBridge HiCARS 1 L2 Geolocated Ice Thickness, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/F5FGUT9F5089. [Date Accessed].
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