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IceBridge Snow Radar L1B Geolocated Radar Echo Strength Profiles, Version 1

This data set contains snow thickness and internal layer measurements taken from the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) ultra wide-band snow radar over land and sea ice in Greenland, the Arctic, and Antarctica. The data were collected as part of Operation IceBridge funded campaigns.

Version Summary: 

Version 1 of the IRSNO1B data is the initial release, containing MATLAB and binary format data.

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
  • 16 October 2009 to 11 November 2011
(updated 2016)
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): Snow Radar
Data Format(s):
  • Keyhole Markup Language (.kml)
  • Binary
  • JPEG
Data Contributor(s): Carl Leuschen

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. 2010, updated 2016. IceBridge Snow Radar L1B Geolocated Radar Echo Strength Profiles, 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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