We're excited to announce that the new Cryo2Ice Coincident Data Explorer is now live and fully operational. Since July of last year, ESA's CryoSat-2 satellite and NASA's ICESat-2 are periodically aligned as part of the so-called CRYO2ICE campaign. The CRYO2ICE Coincident Data Explorer is a fast and convenient way to search for and extract those coincident orbits.

Website Functionality:

- Makes finding and downloading intersecting CryoSat-2 and ICESat-2 data very easy across the whole globe.

- Download scripts to access the data.

- Predicted ground track data is available meaning you can see future satellite passes and intersections.

- Can use to view CryoSat-2 and ICESat-2 data independently too (i.e. not just intersections).

- Data is available back to the start of the Cryo2Ice alignment campaign in July 2020. Data will be populated back to 2018 in the coming months.

- Available datasets are CryoSat-2 LRM, SAR and SARIn mode data, IceSat-2 ATL06 and ATL07.

- Allows the user to customise the time window for what it means to coincide in space and time.

- Run large requests in batch mode and receive an email with results.

- Share a URL for your search results (like with Google Maps).

- Get a KML file of your result locations for future reference.


You can easily start with our examples that populate the search parameters by clicking on the test tube icon: https://cryo2ice.org/examples

We'd greatly appreciate any feedback. We will be adding more datasets in the coming months such as Operation IceBridge, CryoVEx, CryoTEMPO-EOLIS and are considering adding functionality such as fused datasets making using the data even easier. If there are any datasets or functionality that you would like then please let us know.

The CRYO2ICE Coincident Data Explorer has been built as part of ESA’s CryoTEMPO programme.

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Many thanks,

Martin Ewart

Earthwave CEO and Co-Founder