Dataset Information
Deep ICE (DICE) Radar Dataset from Ross Ice Shelf, Antactica (ROSETTA-Ice)
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Cordero, I., Bell, R., Bertinato, C., Chu, W., Das, I., Dhakal, T., et al. (2024) "Deep ICE (DICE) Radar Dataset from Ross Ice Shelf, Antactica (ROSETTA-Ice)" U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) Data Center. doi:
This Deep ICE (DICE) radar dataset is from the pulse-chirp depth sounding radar system on board the IcePod while deployed with the ROSETTA-Ice Project during the austral summers of November 2015 - December 2017. DICE data was collected along the ROSETTA-Ice Survey grid where possible. More detailed information is included in the ReadMe, including flight lines with data loss. DICE is a dual channel sensor with pulse-chirp rate of 1us and 3us, which means the data can be processed in four pulse/channel configurations: 1usCh1, 3usCh1, 1usCh2, and 3usCh2. The included dataset is 3usCh1 DICE, which is the preferred configuration. The preferred configuration is 3usCh1, which is included in this dataset. This data was processed at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory using MATLAB scripts developed in-house by Tejendra Dhakal and Nicholas Frearson, with CReSIS 2014 MCoRDS scripts as a foundation. As such, all processed levels of this data product are Matfiles. Included in this dataset are the following: * DICE level2a data Matfiles, separated by ROSETTA-Ice Survey Grid Line Number; * DICE long-line images at 300dpi (PNGs) for easy data viewing rendered in MATLAB from level2 data; * DICE Ice Base digitization picks, rendered manually using MATLAB picking script; * DICE digitization frame images (picked and un-picked) as JPGs output from picking process
Cordero, Isabel; Frearson, Nicholas; Dhakal, Tejendra; Bertinato, Christopher; Millstein, Joanna; Wilner, Joel; Dong, LingLing; Das, Indrani; Spergel, Julian; Chu, Winnie; Bell, Robin
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Spatial Extent(s)
West: 161, East: -150, South: -86, North: -77
Temporal Extent(s)
Start: 2015-11-09 - End: 2017-12-09
  1. Tinto, K.J., Padman, L., Siddoway, C.S. et al. Ross Ice Shelf response to climate driven by the tectonic imprint on seafloor bathymetry. Nat. Geosci. 12, 441–449 (2019). (doi:10.1038/s41561-019-0370-2)
  2. Das, I., Padman, L., Bell, R. E., Fricker, H. A., Tinto, K. J., Hulbe, C. L., et al ( 2020). Multi‐decadal basal melt rates and structure of the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica using airborne ice penetrating radar. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 125 (doi:10.1029/2019JF005241)
  3. Boghosian, A. L., Pratt, M. J., Becker, M. K., Cordero, S. I., Dhakal, T., Kingslake, J., … Bell, R. E. (2019). Inside the ice shelf: using augmented reality to visualise 3D lidar and radar data of Antarctica. The Photogrammetric Record, 34(168), 346–364. (doi:10.1111/phor.12298)
  4. Das, I., Bell, R., Cordero, I., Dhakal, T., Frearson, N., Fricker, H., et al. (2020) "Basal Melt, Ice thickness and structure of the Ross Ice Shelf using airborne radar data" U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) Data Center. (doi:10.15784/601242)
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