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Data Set ID:
GLAH10

GLAS/ICESat L2 Global Aerosol Vertical Structure Data (HDF5), Version 33

GLAH10 Level-2 aerosol vertical structure data contain the attenuation-corrected cloud and aerosol backscatter and extinction profiles at a 4 sec sampling rate for aerosols and a 1 sec rate for clouds. Each data granule has an associated browse product.

Version Summary:

For information about Version 33, see the NSIDC ICESat Description of Data Releases page.

Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 86, S: -86, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
  • 60 m to 70 m x 60 m to 70 m
Temporal Coverage
  • 30 September 2003 to 11 October 2009
Temporal Resolution:
1288 minute
Parameter(s):
  • Aerosols > Aerosol Backscatter
  • Aerosols > Aerosol Extinction
  • Clouds > Cloud Reflectance
  • Atmospheric Radiation > Transmittance
Platform(s):
ICESAT
Sensor(s): ALTIMETERS, GLAS
Data Format(s):
  • HDF
Version:
V33
Data Contributor(s): David Hancock, H. Zwally, Robert Schutz, John Dimarzio

Data Citation

As a condition of using this 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, D. Hancock, and J. Dimarzio. 2013. GLAS/ICESat L2 Global Aerosol Vertical Structure Data (HDF5), Version 33. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/ICESAT/GLAS/DATA203. [Date Accessed].

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