Data Set ID: 
IRWIS2

IceBridge WISE L2 Ice Thickness and Surface Elevation, Version 1

This data set contains depth sounder measurements of elevation, surface, bottom, and thickness for Alaska taken from the Warm Ice Sounding Explorer (WISE). The data were collected as part of Operation IceBridge funded aircraft survey campaigns.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary: 

Initial release

BASIC Level of Service

Data: Data integrity verified

Documentation: Key metadata and links to supporting documentation available

User Support: Assistance with data access and basic data usage

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Parameter(s):
  • SNOW/ICE > ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS > Ice Thickness
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII
Spatial Coverage:
N: 61.7, 
S: 58.7, 
E: -137.1, 
W: -148.6
Platform(s):DHC-3
Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies x Varies
Sensor(s):WISE
Temporal Coverage:
  • 16 March 2012 to 26 March 2012
Version(s):V1
Temporal ResolutionVariesMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Eric Rignot, Jeremie Mouginot, Chris Larsen, Young Gim, Donald Kirchner

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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.

Rignot, E., J. Mouginot, C. Larsen, Y. Gim, and D. Kirchner. 2013. IceBridge WISE L2 Ice Thickness and Surface Elevation, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.5067/0ZBRL3GY720R. [Date Accessed].

Literature Citation

As a condition of using these data, we request that you acknowledge the author(s) of this data set by referencing the following peer-reviewed publication.

  • Rignot, E., J. Mouginot, C. Larsen, Y. Gim, and D. Kirchner. 2013. Low-frequency Radar Sounding of Temperate Ice Masses in Southern Alaska, Geophysical Research Letters. 40. 5399-5405. https://doi.org/10.1002/2013GL057452

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