Data Set ID:

IceBridge Accumulation Radar L1B Geolocated Radar Echo Strength Profiles, Version 2

This data set contains radar echograms taken over Greenland and Antarctica using the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) Accumulation Radar instrument. The data were collected as part of Operation IceBridge funded campaigns.

Version Summary:

Version 2 data are in netCDF format beginning with the 2013 Arctic campaign.

Version 1 data are in MATLAB and binary format for 2012 and earlier campaigns.

  • Beginning with the 2013 Arctic campaign, the data file format is netCDF.
  • Data files for all previous campaigns are to be replaced with netCDF files.

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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:
  • Varies x Varies
Temporal Coverage
  • 2013-03-21
(updated 2015)
Temporal Resolution:
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
  • Radar > Radar Imagery
  • Sea Ice > Sea Ice Elevation
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Cover
DC-8, P-3B
Sensor(s): Accumulation Radar
Data Format(s):
  • NetCDF
  • XML
  • JPEG
Data Contributor(s): Carl Leuschen

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.

Leuschen, C. 2014, updated 2015. IceBridge Accumulation Radar L1B Geolocated Radar Echo Strength Profiles, Version 2. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. [Date Accessed].

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