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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.
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.
N: 90, S: 60, E: 180, W: -180
N: -53, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180