Dataset Information
Shallow Ice Radar (SIR) Dataset from Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica (ROSETTA-Ice)
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Cordero, I., Bell, R., Bertinato, C., Chu, W., Das, I., Dhakal, T., et al. (2024) "Shallow Ice Radar (SIR) Dataset from Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica (ROSETTA-Ice)" U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) Data Center. doi:
This Shallow Ice Radar (SIR) dataset is from the Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (LFMCW) radar system on board the IcePod while deployed with the ROSETTA-Ice project during the austral summers of November 2015 - December 2017. SIR data was collected along the ROSETTA-Ice Survey Grid where possible. More detailed information is included in the ReadMe. This data was processed at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory using MATLAB scripts developed in-house by Tejendra Dhakal and Nicholas Frearson, using CReSIS 2013/14 MCoRDS scripts as a foundation. All levels of processed data are Matfiles as a result. Included in this dataset are the following: * SIR level1a Matfiles separated by ROSETTA-Ice Survey Grid Line Number; * SIR long-line images at 300dpi (PNGs) for easy data viewing, rendered in MATLAB from level1 data; * SIR internal reflector digitization picks (CSV), rendered manually using MATLAB picking scripts; * SIR digitization frame images (picked and un-picked) as JPGs output from picking process
Cordero, Isabel; Frearson, Nicholas; Dhakal, Tejendra; Bertinato, Christopher; Chu, Winnie; Keeshin, Skye; Wearing, Martin; Spergel, Julian; Packard, Sarah; Dong, LingLing; Das, Indrani; 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: 2017-12-19
  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. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. 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))
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