Data Set ID:

IceBridge Ku-Band Radar L1B Geolocated Radar Echo Strength Profiles, Version 2

This data set contains elevation and surface measurements over Greenland, the Arctic, and Antarctica, as well as flight path charts and echogram images acquired using the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) Ku-Band Radar Altimeter.

Version Summary:

Version 2 data are in netCDF format beginning with the 2012 Antarctica campaign.

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

  • Beginning with the 2012 Antarctica 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: -53, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

  • N: 90, S: 60, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies x Varies
Temporal Coverage
  • 2012-10-12
Temporal Resolution:
  • Radar > Radar Imagery
  • Sea Ice > Sea Ice Elevation
DC-8, P-3B
Sensor(s): Ku-Band Radar
Data Format(s):
  • NetCDF
  • XML
  • JPEG
Data Contributor(s): Prasad Gogineni, Carl Leuschen, Fernando Rodriguez-Morales, John Paden, Chris Allen

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., P. Gogineni, F. Rodriguez-Morales, J. Paden, and C. Allen. 2014. IceBridge Ku-Band 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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