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IceBridge MCoRDS L2 Ice Thickness, Version 1

This data set contains depth sounder measurements of elevation, surface, bottom, and thickness for Greenland and Antarctica taken from the Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder (MCoRDS). The data were collected as part of Operation IceBridge funded aircraft survey campaigns..

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
  • 2009-10-16
(updated 2015)
Temporal Resolution:
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness
DC-8, P-3B
Sensor(s): MCoRDS
Data Format(s):
  • XML
  • Comma-Separated Values (.csv)
Data Contributor(s): Chris Allen, Carl Leuschen, Prasad Gogineni, Fernando Rodriguez-Morales, John Paden

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. 2010, updated 2015. IceBridge MCoRDS L2 Ice Thickness, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. [Date Accessed].

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