IcePick / irlib


IcePick is an open-source and extensible tool for viewing and picking ground-penetrating radar data. It has been designed for use with datasets generated by Blue System IceRadar.

irlib is the Python package that IcePick is built on. It handles the data input and pre-processing steps, and can be used in Python scripts.

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import irlib

# open dataset and extract 'line_0'
survey = irlib.Survey("filepath")
data = survey[0]

# perform processing steps

IcePick/irlib has been used by researchers at:

  • Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Carleton University, Canada
  • Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Geophysique de l'Environment, France
  • University of British Columbia, Canada
  • University of Northern British Columbia, Canada
and has been involved in the following publications:
  • Schoof, C., C. A. Rada, N. J. Wilson, G. E. Flowers, and M. Haseloff (2014). Oscillatory subglacial drainage in the absence of surface melt. doi:10.5194/tc-8-959-2014
  • Wilson, N. J., G. E. Flowers, and L. Mingo (2014). Mapping and interpretation of bed-reflection power from a surge-type polythermal glacier, Yukon, Canada. doi:10.3189/2014AoG67A101
  • Wilson, N. J., G. E. Flowers, and L. Mingo (2013). Comparison of thermal structure and evolution between neighbouring subarctic glaciers. doi:10.1002/jgrf.20096
Contact me or file an issue on Github if your research or publication should be added to the list.