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Operation IceBridge

NASA's Operation IceBridge Aircraft Missions

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How To

1. To see a listing of all the IceBridge data sets, visit the Data Summaries page. This page contains all the data sets grouped by instrument, and shows the available campaigns for each data set.
To convert HDF5 files into binary format you will need to use the h5dump utility, which is part of the HDF5 distribution available from the HDF Group. How you install HDF5 depends on your operating system.
This guide will provide an overview of the altimetry measurements and data sets across the missions, as well as a guide for accessing the data through NASA Earthdata Search and programmatically using an Application Programming Interface (API).
  Data from the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC) can be accessed directly from our HTTPS file system or through our Application Programming Interface (API).

Getting started

There are two quickstart tutorials available here: https://nsidc.org/icebridge/portal/quickstart Last Updated March 2018
Arctic The standard projection parameters for Northern Hemisphere Operation IceBridge data are:
During the first campaign for this data set (2009 Antarctica), the camera was flown in a demonstration mode. Input from the science community requested that panchromatic data be collected - so as to maximize grey-level possibility. The panchromatic data are 1-band data.