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CryoVEx 2012


What was the purpose of CryoVEx 2012?

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View of the Arctic taken during the campaign. Credit: National Space Institute (DTU Space) and Technical University of Denmark

In continuation of the CryoSat Validation Experiment (CryoVEx) carried out in 2011, ESA initiated a second Arctic post-launch campaign in 2012 to further calibrate and validate CryoSat data products.

The main purpose of CryoVEx 2012 was to acquire data along transects of CryoSat ground tracks through a coordinated major effort involving a large group of European, Canadian and US scientists.


What was the outcome of CryoVEx 2012?

The CryoVEx 2012 campaign was a success and the CryoVEx team obtained a collection of unique measurements to analyse.

Download the CryoVEx 2012 Final Report

Campaign Summary
Data Coverage (Year)2012
Geographic SiteArctic
Field of ApplicationSea and land ice. Radar and laser altimetry

Digital Object Identifier: CryoVEx 2012: "Airborne field campaign with ASIRAS radar, EM induction sounder and laser scanner".


The campaign data is available online via FTP upon submission of a data access request. An active EO Sign In account is required to submit the request.

Data from the campaign are also available to download from the CS2EO portal.

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