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CReSIS Radar Data Products

Click here for acknowledgements, citing, and reporting data usage.

Click here for education and materials for the general public.

All CReSIS radar data products that are available for distribution are located here and at NSIDC. The radar data products are:

We also make several tools available for download:

If you want a large amount of data including raw data, please send us a hard drive (internal 2.5” or 3.5” SATA) or USB flash drive and we will transfer the data that you need. In most cases you will need to set up prepaid return shipping or an equivalent.

Raw data is available upon request. Please send an inquiry to cresis_data@cresis.ku.edu with a detailed list of seasons or flight lines needed.

Please direct questions, suggestions, and error notifications to cresis_data@cresis.ku.edu

Acknowledgements, Citing, and Reporting Data Use

If you present or publish these data or results using the data, please help us with our record keeping by filling out this form.

To cite the data please use the following:

  CReSIS. 2018. REPLACE_WITH_RADAR_NAME Data, Lawrence, Kansas, USA. Digital Media. http://data.cresis.ku.edu/.

To acknowledge the use of the data, please note Kansas, NSF and NASA contributions (all data products have been generated using tools generated with Kansas, NASA, and NSF funding so regardless of the season please acknowledge their contribution). For example:

  We acknowledge the use of data and/or data products from CReSIS generated with support from the University of Kansas, NASA Operation IceBridge grant NNX16AH54G, and NSF grant ACI-1443054.

To cite usage of the CReSIS Toolbox please use the following:

  CReSIS. 2018. CReSIS Toolbox [computer software], Lawrence, Kansas, USA. Retrieved from https://git.cresis.ku.edu/ct/.

To acknowledge the use of the CReSIS Toolbox, please note Kansas, NSF and NASA contributions. For example:

  We acknowledge the use of the CReSIS toolbox from CReSIS generated with support from the University of Kansas, NASA Operation IceBridge grant NNX16AH54G, and NSF grant ACI-1443054.

Accumulation Radar Data Products

The accumulation radar data set contains L1B Geolocated Radar Echo Strength Profile Images over Greenland, Canada, and Antarctica taken with the CReSIS accumulation radars since 2002.

Documentation (includes examples to load data)

PDF:  ftp://data.cresis.ku.edu/data/accum/accum_readme.pdf

MS Word:  ftp://data.cresis.ku.edu/data/accum/accum_readme.doc

L1B Data Products (includes KML flight lines for browsing)

FTP:  ftp://data.cresis.ku.edu/data/accum/

HTTP:  https://data.cresis.ku.edu/data/accum/

Old Data

Not all field season data products have been output in the new format. 2002_Greenland_P3, 2003_Greenland_P3, 2006_Greenland_TO, and 2009_Antarctica_TO are available at ftp://data.cresis.ku.edu/data/accum/old_format/. 2010_Greenland_P3 is only available at http://www.nsidc.org/ . We are actively working on updating 2009_Antarctica_TO and 2010_Greenland_P3. No other seasons are currently planned to be updated.

Ku-band Radar Altimeter Data Products

The Ku-band radar data set contains L1B Geolocated Radar Echo Strength Profile Images over Greenland, Canada, the Arctic Ocean, and Antarctica taken with the CReSIS Ku-band radar since 2009.

Documentation (includes examples to load data)

PDF:  ftp://data.cresis.ku.edu/data/kuband/kuband_readme.pdf

MS Word:  ftp://data.cresis.ku.edu/data/kuband/kuband_readme.doc

L1B Data Products (includes KML flight lines for browsing)

FTP:  ftp://data.cresis.ku.edu/data/kuband/

HTTP:  https://data.cresis.ku.edu/data/kuband/

Old Data

Not all field season data products have been output in the new format. These old files are only available at http://www.nsidc.org/ . We are actively working on updating all of the old seasons to the new format.

Radar Depth Sounder Data Products

The radar depth sounder (RDS) data set contains L1B Geolocated Radar Echo Strength Profile Images, L2 Ice Thickness, Ice Surface, and Ice Bottom elevations, and L3 Gridded Ice Thickness, Ice Surface, and Ice Bottom elevations over Greenland, Canada, and Antarctica taken with the CReSIS radar depth sounders since 1993.

Documentation (includes examples to load data)

PDF:  ftp://data.cresis.ku.edu/data/rds/rds_readme.pdf

MS Word:  ftp://data.cresis.ku.edu/data/rds/rds_readme.doc

L1B, L2 Data Products (includes KML flight lines for browsing and CSV files for all seasons)

FTP:  ftp://data.cresis.ku.edu/data/rds/

HTTP:  https://data.cresis.ku.edu/data/rds/

L3 Data Products (includes data from other instruments)

FTP:  ftp://data.cresis.ku.edu/data/grids/

HTTP:  https://data.cresis.ku.edu/data/grids/

Old Data

Not all field season data products have been output in the new format. These old files are still available at ftp://data.cresis.ku.edu/data/rds/old_format/. There is currently no plan to update these mission.

Snow Radar Data Products

The snow radar data set contains L1B Geolocated Radar Echo Strength Profile Images over Greenland, Canada, the Arctic Ocean, and Antarctica taken with the CReSIS snow radar since 2009.

Documentation (includes examples to load data)

PDF:  ftp://data.cresis.ku.edu/data/snow/snow_readme.pdf

MS Word:  ftp://data.cresis.ku.edu/data/snow/snow_readme.doc

L1B Data Products (includes KML flight lines for browsing)

FTP:  ftp://data.cresis.ku.edu/data/snow/

HTTP:  https://data.cresis.ku.edu/data/snow/

Old Data

Not all field season data products have been output in the new format. These old files are only available at http://www.nsidc.org/. We are actively working on updating all of the old seasons to the new format.