PARCA Data

All data collected by NASA missions and NASA-supported research projects is freely and openly available at one of NASA’s Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs). Most data on Cryospheric Sciences is hosted by the DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). This collection includes data from the original PARCA campaigns, as well as more recent observations from aircraft and satellite missions such as IceBridge and ICESat. Other key data sets for Greenland research, such as those from satellite gravity and radar, are hosted at various other sites listed below.

Key data sets:

PARCA Program Data

Title Parameter(s)
Annual Accumulation Data from 1997 and 1998 PARCA Ice Cores, Version 1 Density, Depth Hoar, Isotopes, Snow Stratigraphy
Elevation Change of the Southern Greenland Ice Sheet from 1978-88, Version 1 Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation, Ice Sheets
Greenland 5 km DEM, Ice Thickness, and Bedrock Elevation Grids, Version 1 Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation, Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness, Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography, Ice Depth/Thickness, Ice Sheets, Landforms, Topographical Relief, Topographic Effects
Greenland Climate Network (GC-Net) Automatic Weather Station Data, Version 1 Air Temperature, Mass Balance, Surface Elevation
Greenland Climate Network (GC-Net) Radiation for Arctic System Reanalysis, Version 1 Solar Radiation
Greenland Ice Sheet Melt Characteristics Derived from Passive Microwave Data, Version 1 Snow Melt
Greenland Ice Surface Elevations from NASA ATM Airborne Lidar, Version 1 Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation, Sea Ice Elevation, Sea Surface Slope, Surface Roughness
Greenland Radar Ice Sheet Thickness Measurements, Version 1 Ice Depth/Thickness, Ice Thickness
Hydrologic Outlets of the Greenland Ice Sheet, Version 1 Discharge/Flow, Drainage, Runoff, Snow Melt
Hydrologic Sub-basins of Greenland, Version 1 Discharge/Flow, Drainage, Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography, Runoff
Ice Velocities Around the 2000 Meter Traverse in Greenland, Version 1 Ice Velocity, Mass Balance
Mass-Balance Estimates by Comparing Ice Discharge Across the 2000 m Traverse, Version 1 Ice Velocity, Mass Balance
Modelled Precipitation Over Greenland, Version 1 Precipitation Rate, Precipitation Amount
Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder Data, Version 1 Brightness Temperature, Radar Backscatter