OMG Swath Gridded Multibeam Echo Sounding (MBES) Bathymetry

OMG Swath Gridded Multibeam Echo Sounding (MBES) Bathymetry
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Short NameOMG_L2_Bathy_MBES_Gridded
DescriptionThis dataset contains in situ depth measurements from Multibeam Echo Sounder System (MBES) instruments. These depths were used to map the bathymetry around ocean terminating glaciers of Greenland. The bathymetry mapping is part of the Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) project. The goal of the project is to find out what contributions the ocean has on Greenland's melting glaciers. The MBES was onboard a ship so the tracks are not of a swath, but less regularly patterned as the ship is limited as to where it can traverse due to floating glaciers, ice cover and general weather conditions. Bathymetry was also measured with the Singlebeam Echo Sounder System (SBES) in areas where the MBES could not go, but has less spatial coverage.
Dataset TypeOPEN
MeasurementOceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
Processing LevelL2
CoverageRegion: North America
Northernmost Latitude: 83.6 degrees
Southernmost Latitude: 59.1 degrees
Westernmost Longitude: -73.6 degrees
Easternmost Longitude: -6.9 degrees
Time Span: 2015-Jul-25 to 2018-Aug-21
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 0 km (Along) x 0 km (Across)
Latency hours
Swath Width55.8 km
Sample Frequency-
Temporal Repeat (Nominal)-
Temporal Repeat (Min)-
Temporal Repeat (Max)-
Name: OMG Vessels (OMGSHIP_MBES)
Orbit Period: 0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
Name: Multibeam Echo Sounder System (MBES)
Swath Width: 55.8 km
Description: Teledyne Reson SeaBat Multibeam Echo Sounder System

ProjectOceans Melting Greenland (OMG)
Data ProviderCreator: OMG
Release Place: -
Release Date: 2019-Jun-07
Resource: -
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Project Materials
OMG 2016 Field Reports
OMG 2016 Field Reports
OMG 2015 Field Reports
OMG 2015 Field Reports
Citation OMG. 2019. OMG Swath Gridded Multibeam Echo Sounding (MBES) Bathymetry. Ver. 1. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at

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Journal Reference Fenty, I., J.K. Willis, A. Khazendar, S. Dinardo, R. Forsberg, I. Fukumori, D. Holland, M. Jakobsson, D. Moller, J. Morison, A. Meunchow, E. Rignot, M. Schodlock, A.F. Thompson, K. Tino, M. Rutherford, and N. Trenholm. 2016. Oceans Melting Greenland: Early results from NASA's ocean-ice mission in Greenland. Oceanography 29(4):72-83,