Data Set ID:

IceBridge Snow Radar 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 wide-band snow radar over land and sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic. The data were collected as part of Operation IceBridge funded campaigns.

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

Temporal Coverage:
  • 2012-10-12
to present
Temporal Resolution:
Sensor(s): Snow Radar
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 90, S: 60, E: 180, W: -180

  • N: -53, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies x Varies
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
  • Radar > Radar Imagery
  • Sea Ice > Sea Ice Elevation
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Cover
Data Format(s):
  • NetCDF
  • XML
  • JPEG
Data Contributor(s): Carl Leuschen

We kindly request that you cite the use of this data set in a publication using the following citation. For more information, see Use and Copyright.

Leuschen, C. 2014. IceBridge Snow 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.

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Country: USA