IceBridge LVIS POS/AV L1B Corrected Position and Attitude Data

The documentation for this data set is currently under construction and will be available in the near future. If you have any questions regarding this data set, please contact NSIDC User Services Office either by filling out a contact form, by e-mail to, or by telephone at +1 303-492-6199.

The IceBridge LVIS POS/AV L1B Corrected Position and Attitude Data (IPPLV1B) data set contains georeferencing data from the Applanix 510 and 610 POS AV systems flown with the Land, Vegetation, and Ice Sensor (LVIS) over Greenland and Antarctica. Data parameters include latitude, longitude, altitude, velocity, roll, pitch, and heading. The data were collected as part of Operation IceBridge funded campaigns, including the Arctic Radiation - IceBridge Sea and Ice Experiment (ARISE). The data are stored in binary format, and are available via FTP for periodic, ongoing campaigns from 07 October 2011 to the present.

Operation IceBridge products may include test flight data that are not useful for research and scientific analysis. Test flights usually occur at the beginning of campaigns. Users should read flight reports for the flights that collected any of the data they intend to use. Check IceBridge campaign Flight Reports for dates and information about test flights.

The directory structure for this data set is described in the 00README.txt file.

NSIDC provides two Applanix SBET file readers, and one MATLAB reader:

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Data are available via FTP.