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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.

This is the most recent version of these data.

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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Data: Data integrity and usability verified

Documentation: Key metadata and user guide available

User Support: Assistance with data access and usage; guidance on use of data in tools

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Parameter(s):
  • RADAR > RADAR IMAGERY
  • SEA ICE > SEA ICE ELEVATION
Data Format(s):
  • NetCDF
  • JPEG
Spatial Coverage:
N: -53, 
N: 83, 
S: -90, 
S: 59, 
E: 180, 
E: -12, 
W: -180
W: -74
Platform(s):BT-67, C-130, DC-8, P-3B, WP-3D ORION
Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies x Varies
Sensor(s):MCoRDS
Temporal Coverage:
  • 12 October 2012 to 16 November 2018
(updated 2021)
Version(s):V2
Temporal ResolutionVariesMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):John Paden, Jilu Li

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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.

Paden, J., J. Li, C. Leuschen, F. Rodriguez-Morales, and R. Hale. 2014, updated 2021. 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: https://doi.org/10.5067/90S1XZRBAX5N. [Date Accessed].

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