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Data Set ID:
IRMCR1B

IceBridge MCoRDS L1B Geolocated Radar Echo Strength Profiles, Version 2

This data set contains radar echograms taken from the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) ultra Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder (MCoRDS) over land and sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic.

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.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 83, S: 59, E: -12, W: -74

  • N: -53, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies x Varies
Temporal Coverage:
  • 12 October 2012 to 15 May 2015
(updated 2016)
Temporal Resolution: Varies
Parameter(s):
  • Radar > Radar Imagery
  • Sea Ice > Sea Ice Elevation
Platform(s) AIRCRAFT, DC-8, DC-8, P-3B
Sensor(s): MCoRDS, RADAR ECHO SOUNDERS
Data Format(s):
  • NetCDF
  • XML
  • JPEG
Version: V2
Data Contributor(s): Carl Leuschen, John Paden, Prasad Gogineni, Fernando Rodriguez-Morales, Chris Allen

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.

Leuschen, C. 2014, updated 2016. IceBridge MCoRDS 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. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/90S1XZRBAX5N. [Date Accessed].