GLAS/ICESat L1B Global Waveform-based Range Corrections Data (HDF5)

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

GLAH05

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Zwally, H., R. Schutz, J. Dimarzio, and D. Hancock.
Publication Date: 20141017
Title: GLAS/ICESat L1B Global Waveform-based Range Corrections Data (HDF5)
Edition: 34
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/glah05.html
Online Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/ICESAT/GLAS/DATA108

Description:

Abstract:

GLAH05 Level-1B waveform parameterization data include output parameters from the waveform characterization procedure and other parameters required to calculate surface slope and relief characteristics. GLAH05 contains parameterizations of both the transmitted and received pulses and other characteristics from which elevation and footprint-scale roughness and slope are calculated. The received pulse characterization uses two implementations of the retracking algorithms: one tuned for ice sheets, called the standard parameterization, used to calculate surface elevation for ice sheets, oceans, and sea ice; and another for land (the alternative parameterization). Each data granule has an associated browse product.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

User's Guide:

Citation Information:

Originator: Zwally, H., R. Schutz, J. Dimarzio, and D. Hancock.
Publication Date: 20141017
Title: GLAS/ICESat L1B Global Waveform-based Range Corrections Data (HDF5)
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/glas-icesat-l1-l2-global-altimetry-hdf5-gd.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 20030220
Ending Date: 20091011

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -180°
East Bounding Coordinate: 180°
North Bounding Coordinate: 86°
South Bounding Coordinate: -86°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Topography Terrain Elevation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Topography/Ice Sheet Topography
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Theme Keyword: ICESAT Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: GLAS Geoscience Laser Altimeter System

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: ICESAT Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: geoscientificinformation

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Altimetry
Theme Keyword: Backscatter
Theme Keyword: DAAC
Theme Keyword: Dem
Theme Keyword: EOSDIS
Theme Keyword: GLA05
Theme Keyword: GLAS
Theme Keyword: Global Positioning System
Theme Keyword: GPS
Theme Keyword: ICESat
Theme Keyword: ISIPS
Theme Keyword: Laser Pulse
Theme Keyword: Lidar
Theme Keyword: NASA
Theme Keyword: Noise Level
Theme Keyword: NSIDC
Theme Keyword: Off-nadir Pointing Direction
Theme Keyword: Orbit Number
Theme Keyword: Precision Attitude Determination
Theme Keyword: Precision Orbit Determination
Theme Keyword: Range
Theme Keyword: Received Energy
Theme Keyword: Received Pulse Gain
Theme Keyword: Signal Saturation
Theme Keyword: Transmitted Energy
Theme Keyword: Transmitted Gain
Theme Keyword: Waveform
Theme Keyword: Waveform Kurtosis
Theme Keyword: Waveform Skewness

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Global

Platform and Instrument Identification:

Platform Full Name: Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite
Platform Short Name: ICESAT
Instrument Full Name: Geoscience Laser Altimeter System
Instrument Short Name: GLAS

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468 x
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Distribution Information:

Distributor:

Contact Information:

Contact Organization Primary:

Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact Person: NSIDC User Services

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Resource Description:

GLAH05

Distribution Liability:

NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Standard Order Process:

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: HDF

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20141017

Metadata Review Date:

20141017

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Metadata Standard Name:

FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

Metadata Standard Version:

FGDC-STD-012-2002

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Metadata Views

FGDC Text-Only

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in plain text

FGDC XML

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata