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Airborne geophysical data from the Queen Elizabeth Islands, Canadian Arctic, 2014


Survey flying (using Basler BT-67 aircraft C-GJKB) was carried out between 1 May 2014 and 12 May 2014 to measure the ice thickness, surface elevation and magnetic anomaly of the Queen Elizabeth Islands, Nunavut, Canada. The primary radar instrument was the UTIG-JPL High-Capability Radar Sounder (HICARS: Peters et al., 2005). Level 1 radar data products are hosted at NSIDC. Surface elevation data was acquired by a fixed beam Riegl laser altimeter using a solid-state infrared lasar firing at 100 Hz. A tail boom-mounted cesium vapor total field magnetometer specially configured for the aircraft measured the magnetic anomaly.

Funding was provided by NERC grants NE/K004999/1, NE/K004956/1 and NE/K004956/2.

Arctic, Elevation, Ice thickness, Magnetic anomaly, Radar

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