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ICESat / GLAS Data

Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation / Geoscience Laser Altimeter System


Published Research

This page is a bibliography of research published in 2004 using NASA ICESat/GLAS data. Please contact NSIDC User Services if you have a reference you would like to share on this page.

Also, for a complete description of the the physical and mathematical concepts of the algorithms used in the generation of the ICESat/GLAS data products, see the ICESat/GLAS Algorithm Theoretical Basis Documents from the Center for Space Research at the University of Texas.

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Anselm, B., N. Center, et al. 2004. Lessons-Learned on NASA's EOS/ICESat Mission. IEEE Proceedings Aerospace Conference, 2004 1: 104.

Bamber, J. "Modelling Ice Sheet Dynamics with the Aid of Satellite-Derived Topography." Chap. 2 in Spatial Modelling of the Terrestrial Environment. West Sussex, England: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd., 2004.

Braun, A., K. Cheng, et al. 2004. ICESat Laser Altimetry in the Great Lakes. 60th Annual Meeting Of The Institute Of Navigation: 609.

Farrell, S. L. 2004. Using ICESat/GLAS To Detect Changes In Arctic Sea Ice. 55th International Astronautical Congress 2004. IAC-04-B.4.08.

Fiorani, L., R. Barbini, et al. 2004. Combination of LIDAR, MODIS and SeaWiFS Sensors for Simultaneous Chlorophyll Monitoring. EARSeL eProceedings 3(1): 8-17.

Grob, E. 2004. Geoscience Laser Altimeter System(GLAS) Loop Heat Pipes: An Eventual First Year On-Orbit.  SAE Technical Document: International Conference on Environmental Systems, Report Number: 2004-01-2558.

Hakun, C., J. Budinoff, et al. 2004. A Boresight Adjustment Mechanism For Use on Laser Altimeters.  37th Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium.

Hamilton, G. and V. Blue Spikes. 2004. Evaluating a Satellite Altimeter-Derived Digital Elevation Model of Antarctica using Precision Kinematic GPS Profiling. Global and Planetary Change 42(1-4): 17-30.

Holt, B. and R. Kwok. 2004. Sea Ice Geophysical Measurements from SEASAT to the Present, with an Emphasis on Ice Motion: A Brief Review and a Look Ahead. ESA Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Coastal and Marine Applications of SAR September 2004, Svalbard, Norway.

Hurtt, G., R. Dubayah, et al. 2004. Beyond Potential Vegetation: Combining LIDAR Remote Sensing and a Heightstructured Ecosystem Model for Improved Estimates of Carbon Stocks and Fluxes. Ecological Applications 14: 873–883.

Kotchenova, S., X. Song, et al. 2004. LIDAR Remote Sensing for Modeling Gross Primary Production of Deciduous Forests. Remote Sensing of the Environment 92(2): 158-172.

Krabill, W., E. Hanna, et al. 2004. Greenland Ice Sheet: Increased Coastal Thinning. Geophysical Research Letters 31(L24402), doi:10.1029/2004GL021533.

Kwok, R., H. Zwally, et al. 2004. ICESat Observations of Arctic Sea Ice: A First Look. Geophysical Research Letters 31(L16401), doi: 10.1029/2004GL020309.

Leonard, K., M. Studinger, et al. 2004. Anomalous Accumulation Rates Resulting from Ice Flow Over Lake Vostok.  Geophysical Research Letter 31(L24401), doi: 10.1029/2004GL021102.

Mahesh, A., M. Gray, et al. 2004. Passive and Active Detection of Clouds: Comparisons between MODIS and GLAS Observations.Geophysical Research Letters 31(L04108), doi: 10.1029/2003GL018859.

Parker, G., D. Harding, et al. 2004. A Portable LIDAR System for Rapid Determination of Forest Canopy Structure. Journal of Applied Ecology 41(4): 755-767.

Raney, R. and C. Leuschen. 2004. Simultaneous Laser and Radar Altimeter Measurements Over Land and Sea Ice.  IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 1: 678.

Ranson, K., G. Sun, et al. 2004. Landcover Attributes from ICESat GLAS data in central Siberia. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2004 2: 753-756.

Ranson, K., G. Sun, et al. 2004. Use of ICESat GLAS Data for Forest Disturbance Studies in Central Siberia.  IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2004 3: 1936-1939.

Rignot, E., G. Casassa, et al. 2004. Recent Ice Loss from the Fleming and Other Glaciers, Wordie Bay, West Antarctic Peninsula. Geophysical Research Letters 32(L07502), doi: 10.1029/2004GL021947.

Sauber, J. and B. Molnia. 2004. Glacier Ice Mass Fluctuations and Fault Instability in Tectonically Active Southern Alaska. Global and Planetary Change 42(1-4): 279-293.

Scambos, T., J. Bohlander, et al. 2004. Glacier Acceleration and Thinning after Ice Shelf Collapse in the Larsen B Embayment, Antarctica. Geophysical Research Letters 31(L18402), doi: 10.1029/2004GL020670.

Sergienko, O., T. Scambos, et al. 2004. Tabular Icebergs in the South Atlantic: Melt Ponding, Melt Pond Geometry and Margin Evolution. Geophysical Research Letters 32(L23S09), doi: 10.1029/2005GL023802.

Sirota J., Millar P. 2004. Laser Pointing Determination System for the Geoscience Laser Altimeter on ICESat. American Astronautical Society 118: 607.

Thomas, R., E. Rignot, et al. 2004. Accelerated Sea-Level Rise from West Antarctica. American Association for the Advancement of Science 306: 255-258.

Wadhams, P. 2004. Recent Observations on Arctic Ocean Ice Thickness. Gayana (Concepción) 68: 572-575.

Wingham, D., L. Phalippou, et al. 2004. The Mean Echo and Echo Cross Product from a Beamforming Interferometric Altimeter and their Application to Elevation Measurement. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 42(10): 2305-2323.

Yi, D., J. Minster, et al. 2004. The Effect of Ocean Tidal Loading on Satellite Altimetry over Antarctica. Antarctic Science 12(01): 119-124.

Yong, P., G. Sun, et al. 2004. Effects of Forest Spatial Structure on Large Footprint LIDAR Waveform. Geoscience and IEEE International Remote Sensing Symposium, 2004. 7: 4738-474.