Operation IceBridge

NASA's Operation IceBridge Aircraft Missions

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Many NSIDC DAAC data sets can be accessed using the NSIDC DAAC's Data Access Tool. This tool provides the ability to search and filter data with spatial and temporal constraints using a map-based interface. Users have the option to
Learn about the various ways you can find NSIDC DAAC IceBridge data.
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).
All 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, using wget or curl. Basic command line instructions are provided in the article below. 

Getting started

There are two quick start video tutorials listed in the IceBridge Portal application itself. One explains how to discover and order data. The other provides an introduction to the map interface.
Arctic The standard projection parameters for Northern Hemisphere Operation IceBridge data are:
During the first IceBridge 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.