Data Set ID:
ILATM1B

IceBridge ATM L1B Elevation and Return Strength, Version 2

This data set contains spot elevation measurements of Arctic and Antarctic sea ice, and Greenland, Antarctic Peninsula, and West Antarctic region ice surface acquired using the NASA Airborne Topographic Mapper (ATM) instrumentation. The data were collected as part of Operation IceBridge funded aircraft survey campaigns.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary:

Version 2 data are in HDF5 format beginning with the 2013 Arctic campaign.

Version 1 data are in Qfit binary format for 2012 and earlier campaigns.

  • Qfit data files for all previous campaigns are to be replaced with HDF5 files.
  • The V02 data set title (longname) changes from "IceBridge ATM L1B Qfit Elevation and Return Strength" to "IceBridge ATM L1B Elevation and Return Strength".

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Data: Data integrity and usability verified; data customization services available for select data

Documentation: Key metadata and comprehensive user guide available

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

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Parameter(s):
  • CRYOSPHERIC INDICATORS > GLACIAL MEASUREMENTS > GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION
Data Format(s):
  • HDF5
Spatial Coverage:
N: 90, 
N: -53, 
S: 60, 
S: -90, 
E: 180, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
W: -180
Platform(s):C-130, DC-8, G-V, HU-25A, HU-25C, P-3B, WP-3D ORION
Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies x Varies
Sensor(s):ATM
Temporal Coverage:
  • 20 March 2013 to 20 November 2019
(updated 2020)
Version(s):V2
Temporal ResolutionVariesMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Michael Studinger

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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.

Studinger, M. 2013, updated 2020. IceBridge ATM L1B Elevation and Return Strength, Version 2. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.5067/19SIM5TXKPGT. [Date Accessed].

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FAQ

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