Updates to IceBridge Snow Radar L1B Geolocated Radar Echo Strength Profiles at NSIDC DAAC
The IceBridge Snow Radar L1B Geolocated Radar Echo Strength Profiles, Version 2 data set has been updated to include data through 30 May 2018 at the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC). The newly added airborne snow data were collected during 10 flights over mountains, icefields and glaciers in Alaska from 20 May 2018 through 30 May 2018. Measurements were taken using a compact CReSIS Frequency-Modulated Continuous-Wave (FMCW) radar system installed on a Single Otter aircraft operating from 2 GHz to 8 GHz. Seasonal snow depths between approximately 0.3 m to 15 m for elevations from approximately1726 m to 3624 m were observed. Snow accumulation layers were mapped to depths exceeding approximately 85 m at the high elevations, including the summits of Mt. Wrangell and Mt. Bona. The mapped snow depths and accumulation layers can be used for cryospheric study in Alaskan regions. The data were collected as part of Operation IceBridge funded campaigns.
Data Acknowledgements Data authors: Paden, J., J. Li, C. Leuschen, F. Rodriguez-Morales, and R. Hale DOI: https://doi.org/10.5067/FAZTWP500V70 Data Center: NSIDC DAAC (https://nsidc.org/daac) Sponsor: NASA EOSDIS (https://earthdata.nasa.gov)
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