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Data Set ID:
IR2HI2

IceBridge HiCARS 2 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 was 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:
  • 8 x 400
Temporal Coverage:
  • 28 October 2010 to 25 January 2013
(updated 2016)
Temporal Resolution: Varies
Parameter(s):
  • Radar > Bed Elevation
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Sea Ice > Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Radar > Surface Elevation
  • Radar > Surface Range
Platform(s) BT-67
Sensor(s): HiCARS2
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
  • XML
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Donald Blankenship, Scott Kempf, Duncan Young, Thomas Richter, Dustin Schroeder, Jamin Greenbaum, Gregory Ng

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, G. Ng, J. S. Greenbaum, T. van Ommen, R. C. Warner, J. L. Roberts, N. W. Young, E. Lemeur, and M. J. Siegert. 2012, updated 2016. IceBridge HiCARS 2 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/10.5067/9EBR2T0VXUDG. [Date Accessed].
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