Data Set ID: 
ILNSA1B

IceBridge Narrow Swath ATM L1B Qfit Elevation and Return Strength, Version 1

This data set contains spot elevation measurements of Greenland, Arctic, and Antarctic sea ice acquired using the NASA Airborne Topographic Mapper (ATM) 4CT3 narrow scan instrumentation. The data were collected as part of Operation IceBridge funded aircraft survey campaigns.

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Version Summary: 

Initial release

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Parameter(s):
  • SEA ICE > SEA ICE ELEVATION
Data Format(s):
  • Binary
Spatial Coverage:
N: -53, 
N: 90, 
S: -90, 
S: 60, 
E: 180, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
W: -180
Platform(s):DC-8, P-3B
Spatial Resolution:
  • 2 m x 2 m
Sensor(s):ATM
Temporal Coverage:
  • 16 March 2011 to 8 November 2012
(updated 2012)
Version(s):V1
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. 2011, updated 2012. IceBridge Narrow Swath ATM L1B Qfit Elevation and Return Strength, 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/A54HXUXMJ9UA. [Date Accessed].

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