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GLAS/ICESat L2 Ocean Altimetry Data (HDF5)

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Metadata Entity Set Information:

Language:

eng; usa

Character Set:

Value: UTF8
CodeList: MD_CharacterSetCode

Hierarchy Level:

Value: dataset
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

Hierarchy Level Name:

GLAS/ICESat L2 Ocean Altimetry Data (HDF5)

Contact:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Date Stamp:

2014-04-16

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/glah15.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: GLAS/ICESat L2 Ocean Altimetry Data (HDF5)
Date:
Date: 2012
Date Type:
Value: publication
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode
Edition: 33
Edition Date: 2012-12-26
Identifier: GLAH15
Identifier: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/ICESAT/GLAS/DATA208
Cited Responsible Party:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC DAAC User Services
Organization Name: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Abstract:

GLAH06 is used in conjunction with GLAH05 to create the Level-2 altimetry products. Level-2 altimetry data provide surface elevations for ice sheets (GLAH12), sea ice (GLAH13), land (GLAH14), and oceans (GLAH15). Data also include the laser footprint geolocation and reflectance, as well as geodetic, instrument, and atmospheric corrections for range measurements. The Level-2 elevation products, are regional products archived at 14 orbits per granule, starting and stopping at the same demarcation (± 50° latitude) as GLAH05 and GLAH06. Each regional product is processed with algorithms specific to that surface type. Surface type masks define which data are written to each of the products. If any data within a given record fall within a specific mask, the entire record is written to the product. Masks can overlap: for example, non-land data in the sea ice region may be written to the sea ice and ocean products. This means that an algorithm may write the same data to more than one Level-2 product. In this case, different algorithms calculate the elevations in their respective products. The surface type masks are versioned and archived at NSIDC, so users can tell which data to expect in each product. Each data granule has an associated browse product.

Purpose:

Scientific Research

Credit:

The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Zwally, H., R. Schutz, D. Hancock, and J. Dimarzio. 2012. GLAS/ICESat L2 Ocean Altimetry Data (HDF5). Version 33. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/ICESAT/GLAS/DATA208.

Status:

Value: complete
CodeList: MD_ProgressCode

Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: David Hancock
Organization Name: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: ISIPS Manager
Email: David.W.Hancock@nasa.gov

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: H. Jay Zwally
Organization Name: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 301 614-5643

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
City: Greenbelt
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Email: Jay.Zwally@nasa.gov

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: H. Jay Zwally
Organization Name: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 301 614-5643

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
City: Greenbelt
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Email: Jay.Zwally@nasa.gov

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Robert Schutz
Organization Name: University of Texas at Austin
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: GLAS Science Team Lead
City: Austin
Administrative Area: TX
Postal Code: 78712-1085
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: John Dimarzio
Organization Name: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 301 614-5893

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: SGT, Inc.
City: Greenbelt
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Email: john.dimarzio@gsfc.nasa.gov

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Maintenance Information:

Maintenance and Update Frequency:

Value: asNeeded
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Update Scope:

Value: dataset
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

Value: series
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

Value: attribute
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

Contact:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Geographic Region > Global
Keyword Type:
Value: place
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode
Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode

Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Optics > Reflectance > Laser Reflectance
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Surface Topography > Sea Surface Height
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Surface Topography > Sea Surface Slope
Keyword Type:
Value: discipline
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode
Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Science Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode

Keywords

Keyword: ICESAT > Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode
Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Project Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
Date Type:
Value: revision
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode

Keywords

Keyword: Atmospheric Delay Correction
Keyword: DAAC
Keyword: Dem
Keyword: EOSDIS
Keyword: GLA15
Keyword: GLAS
Keyword: Global Positioning System
Keyword: ICESat
Keyword: ISIPS
Keyword: Laser Footprint
Keyword: Laser Pulse
Keyword: NASA
Keyword: Noise Level
Keyword: NSIDC
Keyword: Off-nadir Pointing Direction
Keyword: Orbit Number
Keyword: Peak Amplitude
Keyword: Precision Attitude Determination
Keyword: Precision Orbit Determination
Keyword: Range
Keyword: Received Energy
Keyword: Received Pulse Gain
Keyword: Sea Surface Elevation
Keyword: Signal Saturation
Keyword: Solar Incidence Angle
Keyword: Transmitted Energy
Keyword: Transmitted Gain
Keyword: Waveform
Keyword: Waveform Kurtosis
Keyword: Waveform Peak
Keyword: Waveform Skewness
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode

Dataset Constraints:

Legal Constraints:

Access Constraints:

Value: otherRestrictions
CodeList: MD_RestrictionCode

Use Constraints:

Value: otherRestrictions
CodeList: MD_RestrictionCode

Other Constraints:

Access Constraints : none

Use Constraints : none

Language:

eng; usa

Character Set:

Value: UTF8
CodeList: MD_CharacterSetCode

Topic Category:

Value: elevation
CodeList: MD_topicCategoryCode

Extent Information:

Spatial Temporal Extent:

Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -180
Eastbound Longitude: 180
Southbound Latitude: -86
Northbound Latitude: 86

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 20030220
End Position: 20091011

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Distribution Information:

Distributor Information:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC DAAC User Services
Organization Name: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Distribution Format(s):

Data File Format:

Name: HDF
Specification: FTP 172 MB

Digital Transfer Options:

Online Transfer Options:

Online Resources:

Linkage: ftp://n5eil01u.ecs.nsidc.org/SAN/GLAS/GLAH15.033
Description: Data Access URL
Function:

Value: download
CodeList: CI_OnLineFunctionCode

Function:

Value:
CodeList: CI_OnLineFunctionCode

Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/glas-icesat-l1-l2-global-altimetry-hdf5-gd.html
Description: Documentation URL
Function:

Value: information
CodeList: CI_OnLineFunctionCode

Offline Transfer Options:

Offline Resources:

Name:

Value: onLine
CodeList: MD_MediumNameCode
Density: 172
Density Units: B
Medium Name: FTP

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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: ALTIMETERS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: GLAS > Geoscience Laser Altimeter System
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: ICESAT > Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: SATELLITES
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

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ISO XML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

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

FGDC HTML

U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)