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ILVIS1B

IceBridge LVIS L1B Geolocated Return Energy Waveforms, Version 2

The IceBridge LVIS L1B Geolocated Return Energy Waveforms (ILVIS1B) data set contains Greenland and Antarctica laser altimetry return energy waveform measurements taken from the NASA Land, Vegetation, and Ice Sensor (LVIS). The data were collected as part of Operation IceBridge funded campaigns.

Version Summary:
  • Version 2 data are HDF5 format beginning with the 2013 Arctic campaign.
  • Version 1 data are binary format for 2012 and earlier campaigns.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 90, S: 60, E: 180, W: -180

  • N: -53, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies x Varies
Temporal Coverage:
  • 30 October 2013
(updated 2016)
Temporal Resolution: Varies
Parameter(s):
  • Topography > Terrain Elevation
Platform(s) AIRCRAFT, B-200, DC-8, G-V, HU-25C, P-3B, RQ-4
Sensor(s): ALTIMETERS, LASERS, LVIS
Data Format(s):
  • HDF5
  • XML
Version: V2
Data Contributor(s): J. Blair, Michelle Hofton

Data Citation

As a condition of using these data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Blair, J. B. and M. Hofton. 2014, updated 2016. IceBridge LVIS L1B Geolocated Return Energy Waveforms, Version 2. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/RDT1MZVS0VG9. [Date Accessed].
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