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Data Set ID:
IR1HI2

IceBridge HiCARS 1 L2 Geolocated Ice Thickness, Version 1

The NASA IceBridge HiCARS 1 Level-2 Geolocated Ice Thickness (IR1HI2) data set contains Ice Thickness, Surface Elevations, and Bed Elevation measurements taken over Antarctica using the Hi-Capability 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. The data are stored in ASCII text format and are available for periodic, ongoing campaigns from 16 November 2009 to the present via FTP.

Geographic Coverage

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

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 9 November 2009
(updated 2013)
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) AIRCRAFT, BT-67
Sensor(s): HiCARS1, RADAR ECHO SOUNDERS
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Donald Blankenship, Scott Kempf, Duncan Young

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, and D. A. Young. 2011, updated 2013. 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].