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RDWES1B

CryoSat-2 Level-1B Waveforms, Sea Ice Elevation, and Surface Roughness, Version 1

This data set contains surface elevations from retracked CryoSat-2 waveforms, as well as model fitting parameters used to retrack the waveform. The primary data set used in the production of these data come from the ESA CryoSat-2 satellite.

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Parameter(s):
  • SEA ICE > SEA ICE ELEVATION
  • TOPOGRAPHY > SURFACE ROUGHNESS
Data Format(s):
  • NetCDF
Spatial Coverage:
N: 90, 
S: 55, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):CRYOSAT-2
Spatial Resolution:
  • 1650 m x 380 m
Sensor(s):SIRAL
Temporal Coverage:
  • 15 September 2010
Version(s):V1
Temporal Resolution1 dayMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Nathan Kurtz, Jeremy Harbeck

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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.

Kurtz, N. and J. Harbeck. 2018. CryoSat-2 Level-1B Waveforms, Sea Ice Elevation, and Surface Roughness, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.5067/5SZA7GSQI0YT. [Date Accessed].

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