Data Set ID:

IceBridge Radar L3 Tomographic Thickness Error, Version 1

This data set contains Level-3 tomographic thickness error measurements derived from data captured by the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder (MCoRDS) instrument over areas including Greenland and Antarctica. The data were collected as part of NASA Operation IceBridge funded campaigns.

As of April 2019, this data set is retired and no longer available for download. We recommend using the IceBridge Radar L3 Tomographic Ice Thickness, Version 2 data set as an alternative.

Version Summary:

Initial release

Data Format(s):
  • HDF
Spatial Coverage:
N: 83, 
N: -63, 
S: 59, 
S: -90, 
E: -12, 
E: 180, 
W: -74
W: -180
Platform(s):DC-8, P-3B
Spatial Resolution:
  • 50 x 50
Temporal Coverage:
  • 20 November 2010 to 20 April 2013
Temporal ResolutionVariesMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Xiaoqing Wu

Geographic Coverage

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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.

Wu, X. 2014. IceBridge Radar L3 Tomographic Thickness Error, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: [Date Accessed].
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