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Published Research

This page is a bibliography of research published in 2007 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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Afzal, R., A. Yu, et al. 2007. The Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) Laser Transmitter. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 13(3): 511-536.

Alsdorf, D., E. Rodriguez, et al. 2007. Measuring Surface Water from Space. Reviews of Geophysics 45(RG2002) doi: 10.1029/2006RG000197.

Atwood, D., R. Guritz, et al. 2007. DEM Control in Arctic Alaska With ICESat Laser Altimetry. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 45(11 Part 2): 3710-3720.

Bhang, K., F. Schwartz, et al. 2007. Verification of the Vertical Error in C-Band SRTM DEM Using ICESat and Landsat-7, Otter Tail County, MN. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 45(1): 36-44.

Bills, B. G., A. A. Borsa, et al. 2007. MISR-Based Passive Optical Bathymetry from Orbit with Few-Cm Level of Accuracy on the Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia. Remote Sensing of Environment 107(1-2): 240-255.

Biscaro, D. 2007. ICESat Altimetry and Radar-Derived Ice Thickness in the Scott Coast (Northern Victoria Land, Antarctica): Evidences for Ice Tongues/Shelves Density Variations. Geophysical Research Abstracts 9.

Borsa, A., J. Minster, et al. 2007. Modeling Long-Period Noise in Kinematic GPS Applications. Journal of Geodesy 81(2): 157-170.

Bourgoin, L., M. Bonnet, et al. 2007. Temporal Dynamics of Water and Sediment Exchanges between the Curuaí Floodplain and the Amazon River, Brazil. Journal of Hydrology 335(1-2): 140-156.

Braun, A. and G. Fotopoulos 2007. Assessment of SRTM, ICESat, and Survey Control Monument Elevations in Canada. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remot Sensing 73(12): 1333-1342.

Brenner, A., J. DiMarzio, et al. 2007. Precision and Accuracy of Satellite Radar and Laser Altimeter Data Over the Continental Ice Sheets. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 45(2): 321-331.

Casey, S., A. Dessler, et al. 2007. Frequency of Tropical Precipitating Clouds as Observed by the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Precipitation Radar and ICESat/Geoscience Laser Altimeter System. Journal of Geophysical Research 112(D14215), doi: 10.1029/2007JD008468 .

Chepfer, H., M. Chiriaco, et al. 2007. Evaluation of MM5 Optically Thin Clouds Over Europe in Fall Using ICESat Lidar Spaceborne Observations. Monthly Weather Review 135(7): 2737-2753.

Chipman, J. 2007. Satellite-Based Assessment of the Dynamics of New Lakes in Southern Egypt. International Journal of Remote Sensing 28(19): 4365-4379.

Duong, H., R. Lindenbergh, et al. 2007. Error Analysis of ICESat Waveform Processing by Investigating Overlapping Pairs Over Europe. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 4753-4756.

Eguchi, N., T. Yokota, et al. 2007. Characteristics of Cirrus Clouds from ICESat/GLAS Observations. Geophysical Research Letters 34(L09810), doi: 10.1029/2007GL029529.

Fricker, H., T. Scambos, et al. 2007. An Active Subglacial Water System in West Antarctica Mapped from Space. Science 315 (5818): 1544-1548.

Harpold, R., T. Urban, et al. 2007. Assessment of ICESat Repeat Track Estimation Techniques for Polar Elevation Change Detection.  Remote Sensing of Environment 112: 4204-4213.

Jansen, D., M. Schodlok, et al. 2007. Basal Melting of A-38B: A Physical Model Constrained by Satellite Observations. Remote Sensing of Environment 111(2-3): 195-203.

Kwok, R., G. Cunningham, et al. 2007. Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) Over Arctic sea ice: Retrieval of Freeboard. Journal of Geophysical Research 112(C12013), doi: 10.1029/2006JC003978.

Lefsky, M., M. Keller, et al. 2007. Revised Method for Forest Canopy Height Estimation from Geoscience Laser Altimeter System Waveforms. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 1(013537).

Liu, C. 2007. Geographical and Seasonal Distribution of Tropical Tropopause Thin Clouds and their Relation to Deep Convection and Water Vapor Viewed from Satellite Measurements. Journal of Geophysical Research 112(D09205), doi: 10.1029/2006JD007479.

Liu, J., J. Wen, et al. 2007. Development and Applications of Dome A-DEM in Antarctic Ice Sheet. Chinese Geographical Science 17(2): 160-165.

Magruder, L., C. Webb, et al. 2007. ICESat Altimetry Data Product Verification at White Sands Space Harbor. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 45(1): 147-155.

Maslanik, J., C. Fowler, et al. 2007. A Younger and Thinner Multiyear Ice Pack: Significance for Extreme, Accelerated and Sustained Losses of Arctic Sea Ice COver. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 200 C22A-03.

Ranson, K., D. Sun, et al. 2007. Using MODIS and GLAS Data to Develop Timber Volume Estimates in Central Siberia. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2007: 2306-2309.

Rim, H., C. Webb, et al. 2007. Macro-Model Tuning Experiment for ICESat Precision Orbit Determination (AAS 07-165). Advances in the Astronautical Sciences 127(1): 987.

Roemer, S., B. Legrésy, et al. 2007. Refined Analysis of Radar Altimetry Data Applied to the Region of the Subglacial Lake Vostok/Antarctica. Remote Sensing of Environment 106(3): 269-284.

Scambos, T., J. Bohlander, et al. 2007. Antarctic Tabular Iceberg Evolution during Northward Drift: A Proxy System for Studying Ice Shelf Break-Up. Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World–Online Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences, edited by AK Cooper and CR Raymond et al. U.S. Geological Survey and The National Academies: USGS OF-2007-1047, 157.

Sun, G., K. Ranson, et al. 2007. Forest Vertical Structure from GLAS: An Evaluation using LVIS and SRTM Data. Remote Sensing of Environment 112: 107-117.

Wang, X., M. Frontoso, et al. 2007. Retrieval of Atmospheric Particles Optical Properties by Combining Ground-Based and Spaceborne Lidar Elastic Scattering Profiles. Optics Express 15(11): 6734-6743.

Wen, J., K. Jezek, et al. 2007. Mass Budgets of the Lambert, Mellor and Fisher Glaciers and Basal Fluxes Beneath their Flowbands on Amery Ice Shelf. Science in China Series D: Earth Sciences 50(11): 1693-1706.

Wesche, C., O. Eisen, et al. 2007. Surface Topography and Ice Flow in the Vicinity of the EDML Deep-Drilling Site, Antarctica. Journal of Glaciology 53(182): 442-448.

Wylie, D., E. Eloranta, et al. 2007. A Comparison of Cloud Cover Statistics from the GLAS LIDAR with HIRS. Journal of Climate 20(19): 4968-4981.

Yamanokuchi, T., K. Doi, et al. 2007. Combined Use of InSAR and ICESat/GLAS Data for High Accuracy DEM Generation on Antarctica. IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, doi: 10.1109/IGARSS.2007.4423028.

Zhang, X. and R. Forsberg. 2007. Assessment of Long-Range Kinematic GPS Positioning Errors by Comparison with Airborne Laser Altimetry and Satellite Altimetry. Journal of Geodesy 81(3): 201-211.