IceBridge Sea Ice Freeboard, Snow Depth, and Thickness Quick Look
The NASA IceBridge Sea Ice Freeboard, Snow Depth, and Thickness Quick Look data set is an evaluation product containing derived geophysical data products retrieved over the Arctic sea ice cover from 14 March to 02 April 2012 using the IceBridge Airborne Topographic Mapper (ATM), Snow Radar, Digital Mapping System (DMS), and KT19 pyrometer. This quick look product is experimental and is designed to be applicable for time-sensitive projects such as sea ice forecasting. The data were collected as part of Operation IceBridge funded campaigns, are stored in ASCII text files, and are available via FTP.
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This could be another clue that tells us something about the thickness of the ice and what we might expect could happen this melting season. Unfortunately, I totally lack the skills and knowledge to work with these files (even if they are .txt files that I actually know how to open), but maybe some of the commenters find it interesting enough to take some time to make sense of the files?
Commenter deconstruct has visualized the IceBridge flight data onto a NSIDC Polar Stereographic Grid (read more on it in his comment below):