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GLAS/ICESat L1A Global Altimetry Data (HDF5), Version 33
Level-1A altimetry data (GLAH01) include the transmitted and received waveform from the altimeter. Each data granule has an associated browse product.
For information about Version 33, see the NSIDC ICESat Description of Data Releases page.
|Temporal Resolution:||23 minute|
|Data Contributor(s):||H. Zwally, Robert Schutz, Charles Bentley, Jack Bufton, Thomas Herring, Jean-Bernard Minster, James Spinhirne, Robert Thomas|
|Metadata XML:||View Metadata Record|
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.Zwally, H. J., R. Schutz, C. Bentley, J. Bufton, T. Herring, J. Minster, J. Spinhirne, and R. Thomas. 2013. GLAS/ICESat L1A Global Altimetry Data (HDF5), Version 33. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/ICESAT/GLAS/DATA101. [Date Accessed].
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