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Published Research

This page is a bibliography of research published in 2005 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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Abshire, J., X. Sun, et al. 2005. Laser Altimetry Using Pseudo-Noise Code Modulated Fiber Lasers and Photon Counting Detectors. IEEE Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference 3: 1991-1993.

Baek, S., O. Kwoun, et al. 2005. Digital Elevation Model of King Edward VII Peninsula, West Antarctica, from SAR Interferometry and ICESat Laser Altimetry. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 2(4): 413-417.

Bamber, J. and J. Gomez-Dans. 2005. The Accuracy of Digital Elevation Models of the Antarctic Continent. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 237(3-4): 516-523.

Bamber, J. and J. Gomez-Dans. 2005. A New Digital Elevation Model of the Antarctic Derived from Combined Satellite Radar Altimter and GLAS Data.Eos Transactions American Geophysical Union 86(52), Fall Meeting, abstract C51B-0275.

Bentley, C., B. Smith. 2005. Recent Elevation Changes on the Ice Streams and Ridges of the Ross Embayment From ICESat Crossovers. Geophysical Research Letters 32(L21S09), doi: 10.1029/2005GL024365.

Berkoff, T., S. Valencia, et al. 2005. Spatiotemporal Path-Matching for Comparisons between Ground-Based and Satellite LIDAR Measurements. Óptica Pura y Aplicada 39(1): 109-116.

Bindschadler, R., H. Choi, et al. 2005. Detecting and Measuring New Snow Accumulation on Ice Sheets by Satellite Remote Sensing. Remote Sensing of Environment 98(4): 388-402.

Carabajal, C. and D. Harding. 2005. ICESat Validation of SRTM C-Band Digital Elevation Models. Geophysical Research Letters 32(L22S01), doi: 10.1029/2005GL023957.

Chunbo, F., L. Jiancheng, et al. 2005. Applications of ICESat to Geoscience Research. Journal of Geodesy and Geodynamics 25(2): 94-97.

Csatho, B., T. Schenk, W. Krabill, T. Wilson, W. Lyons, G. McKenzie, C. Hallam, S. Manizade, and T. Paulsen. 2005. Airborne Laser Scanning for High-Resolution Mapping of Antartica. Eos Transactions American Geophysical Union 86(25): doi:10.1029/2005EO250002.

Csatho, B., Y. Ahn, et al. 2005. ICESat Measurements Reveal Complex Pattern of Elevation Changes on Siple Coast Ice Streams, Antarctica. Geophysical Research Letters 32(L23S04), doi: 10.1029/2005GL024289.

Dalå NS, Forsberg R, Keller K, Skourup H, Stenseng L, and Hvidegaard SM. 2005. Airborne LIDAR Measurements of Sea Ice North of Greenland and Ellesmere Island 2004. Danish National Space Center Technical Report 3 .

Forsberg, R. and H. Skourup. 2005. Arctic Ocean Gravity, Geoid and Sea-Ice Freeboard Heights from ICESat and GRACE. Geophysical Research Letters 32(L21502), doi: 10.1029/2005GL023711.

Fricker, H., J. Bassis, et al. 2005. ICESat's New Perspective on Ice Shelf Rifts: The Vertical Dimension. Geophysical Research Letters 32(L23S08), doi: 10.1029/2005GL025070.

Fricker, H., A. Borsa, et al. 2005. Assessment of ICESat Performance at the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. Geophysical Research Letters 32(L21S06), doi: 10.1029/2005GL023423.

Fricker, H., N. Young, et al. 2005. Multi-Year Monitoring of Rift Propagation on the Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica. Geophysical Research Letters 32(L02502), doi: 10.1029/2004GL021036.

Hanjiang, W. and C. Pengfei. 2005. Introduction to Principle of ICESat/GLAS Laser Altimetry and its Applications. Science of Surveying and Mapping 30(5): 33-35.

Harding, D. and C. Carabajal. 2005. ICESat Waveform Measurements of Within-Footprint Topographic Relief and Vegetation Vertical Structure. Geophysical Research Letters 32(L21S10), doi: 10.1029/2005GL023471.

Hart, W. 2005. LIDAR Global Cloud and Aerosol Layer Distribution Statistics from GLAS Observations. 2nd Symposium on LIDAR Atmospheric Applications Session 6.7.

Hart, W., J. Spinhirne, et al. 2005. GLAS Spaceborne LIDAR Observations of Clouds and Aerosols. Óptica Pura y Aplicada 39(1): 117-123.

Hart, W., J. Spinhirne, et al. 2005. Height Distribution between Cloud and Aerosol Layers from the GLAS Spaceborne Llidar in the Indian Ocean Region. Geophysical Research Letters 32(L22S06), doi: 10.1029/2005GL023671.

Hese, S., W. Lucht, et al. 2005. Global Biomass Mapping for an Improved Understanding of the CO2 Balance — The Earth Observation Mission Carbon-3D. Remote Sensing of Environment 94(1): 94-104.

Heyder, U. 2005. Vertical Forest Structure from ICESat/GLAS LIDAR Data. University College London, London. MSc Thesis University College London.

Hlavka, D., S. Palm, et al. 2005. Aerosol and Cloud Optical Depth from GLAS: Results and Verification for an October. Geophysical Research Letters 32(L22S07), doi: 10.1029/2005GL023413.

Hoff, R., S. Palm, et al. 2005. GLAS Long-Range Transport Observation of the 2003 California Forest Fire Plumes to the Northeastern US. Geophysical Research Letters 32(L22S08), doi: 10.1029/2005GL023723.

Joughin, I. and J. Bamber. 2005. Thickening of the Ice Stream Catchments Feeding the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf, Antarctica. Geophysical Research Letters 32(L17503), doi: 10.1029/2005GL023844.

Lancaster, R., J. Spinhirne, et al. 2005. Laser Pulse Reflectance of the Ocean Surface from the GLAS Satellite LIDAR. Geophysical Research Letters 32( L22S10), doi: 10.1029/2005GL023732.

Lefsky, M., D. Harding, et al. 2005. Estimates of Forest Canopy Height and Aboveground Biomass Using ICESat. Geophysical Research Letters 32(L22S02), doi: 10.1029/2005GL023971.

Luthcke, S., D. Rowlands, et al. 2005. Reduction of ICESat Systematic Geolocation Errors and the Impact on Ice Sheet Elevation Change Detection. Geophysical Research Letters 32(L21S05), doi: 10.1029/2005GL023689.

Magruder, L., E. Silverberg, et al. 2005. In Situ Timing and Pointing Verification of the ICESat Altimeter Using a Ground-Based System. Geophysical Research Letters 32(L21S04), doi: 10.1029/2005GL023504.

Martin, C., R. Thomas, et al. 2005. ICESat Range and Mounting Bias Estimation Over Precisely-Surveyed Terrain. Geophysical Research Letters 32(L21S07), doi: 10.1029/2005GL023800.

Naud, C., J. Muller, et al. 2005. On the Use of ICESAT-GLAS Measurements for MODIS and SEVIRI Cloud-Top Height Accuracy Assessment. Geophysical Research Letters 32(L19815), doi: 10.1029/2005GL023275.

Nguyen, A. and T. Herring 2005. Analysis of ICESat Data Using Kalman Filter and Kriging to Study Height Changes in East Antarctica. Geophysical Research Letters 32(L23S03), doi: 10.1029/2005GL024272.

Padman, L. and H. Fricker 2005. Tides on the Ross Ice Shelf Observed with ICESat. Geophysical Research Letters 32(L14503), doi: 10.1029/2005GL023214.

Palm, S., A. Benedetti, et al. 2005. Validation of ECMWF Global Forecast Model Parameters Using GLAS Atmospheric Channel. Geophysical Research Letters 32( L22S09), doi: 10.1029/2005GL023535.

Palm, S., M. Fromm, et al. 2005. Observations of Antarctic Polar Stratospheric Clouds by the Geoscience Laser. Geophysical Research Letters 32(L22S04), doi: 10.1029/2005GL023524.

Rignot, E., G. Casassa, et al. 2005. 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., B. Molnia, et al. 2005. Ice Elevations and Surface Change on the Malaspina Glacier, Alaska. Geophysical Research Letters 32( L23S01), doi: 10.1029/2005GL023943.

Scambos, T., O. Sergienko, et al. 2005. ICESat Profiles of Tabular Iceberg Margins and Iceberg Breakup at Low Latitudes. Geophysical Research Letters 32(L23S09), doi: 10.1029/2005GL023802.

Schenk, T. and B. Csatho. 2005. Multisensor Fusion for Change Detection. Eos American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2005, abstract IN31A-1139.

Schenk, T., B. Csatho, et al. 2005. Registering Imagery to ICESat Data for Measuring Elevation Changes on Byrd Glacier, Antarctica. Geophysical Research Letters 32( L23S05), doi: 10.1029/2005GL024328.

Schutz, B. 2005. Geolocation for the ICESat Laser Altimeter (AAS 05-011). Advances in the Astronautical Sciences 121: 127.

Schutz, B., H. Zwally, et al. 2005. Overview of the ICESat Mission. Geophysical Research Letters 32(L21S01), doi: 10.1029/2005GL024009.

Sharov, A. and S. Etzold. 2005. Upgrading Interferometric Models of European Tidewater Glaciers with Altimetry Data. Proceedings of the 1st International CryoSat Workshop, Frascati, Italy, ESRIN.

Sirota, J., S. Bae, et al. 2005. The Transmitter Pointing Determination in the Geoscience Laser Altimeter System. Geophysical Research Letters 32(L22S11), doi: 10.1029/2005GL024005.

Skourup, H. and R. Forsberg. 2005. Sea-Ice Freeboard Heights in the Arctic Ocean from ICESat and Airborne LIDAR - A Comparison. Eos American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2005, abstract C34A-03

Smith, B., C. Bentley, et al. 2005. Recent Elevation Changes on the Ice Streams and Ridges of the Ross Embayment from ICESat Crossovers. Geophysical Research Letters 32( L21S09), doi: 10.1029/2005GL024365.

Spinhirne, J., S. Palm, et al. 2005. Antarctica Cloud Cover for October 2003 from GLAS Satellite LIDAR Profiling. Geophysical Research Letters 32(L22S05), doi: 10.1029/2005GL023782.

Spinhirne, J., S. Palm, et al. 2005. Cloud and Aerosol Measurements from GLAS: Overview and Initial Results. Geophysical Research Letters 32(L22S03), doi: 10.1029/2005GL023507.

Spinhirne, J., S. Palm, et al. 2005. Global Aerosol Distribution from the GLAS Polar Orbiting LIDAR Instrument. Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Aerosols, 2005. IEEE Workshop 2-8.

Thomas, R., E. Frederick, et al. 2005. Elevation Changes on the Greenland Ice Sheet from Comparison of Aircraft and ICESat Laser-Altimeter Data. Annals of Glaciology 42(1): 77-82.

Urban, T. and B. Schutz. 2005. ICESat Sea Level Comparison. Geophysical Research Letters 32(L23S10), doi: 10.1029/2005GL024306.

Williams, T. 2005. ICESat Geolocation Accuracy Assessment and Influence of Atmospheric Effects from Waveform Simulations of Within-Footprint Structure. Geophysical Research Abstracts 7(10349).

Winther, J., R. Bindschadler, et al. 2005. Remote Sensing of Glaciers and Ice Sheets. Geophysical Monograph 163: 39-61.

Yi, D., H. Zwally, et al. 2005. ICESat Measurement of Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Slope and Roughness. Annals of Glaciology 42(1): 83-89.

Zwally, H., M. Giovinetto, et al. 2005. Mass Changes of the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets and Shelves and Contributions to Sea-Level Rise: 1992-2002. Journal of Glaciology 51(175): 509.