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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 2008 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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Berthier E., and T. Toutin. 2008. SPOT5-HRS Digital Elevation Models and the Monitoring of Glacier Elevation Changes in North-West Canada and South-East Alaska. Remote Sensing of the Environment 112(5): 2443–2454.

Berthier, S., P. Chazette, et al. 2008. Comparison of Cloud Statistics from Spaceborne LIDAR Systems. Atmosphere Chemistry and Physics Discussions 8: 5269-5304.

Braun, M., A. Humbert, et al. 2008. Changes of Wilkins Ice Shelf Over the Past 15 Years and Inferences on its Stability. The Cryosphere Discussions 2(3): 341-382.

Borsa, A. A., H. A. Fricker, et al. 2008. Topography of the Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia from Kinematic Gps. Geophysical Journal International 172(1): 31-40.

Boudreau, J., R. Nelson, et al. 2008. Regional Aboveground Gorest Biomass Using Airborne and Spaceborne LiDAR in Québec. Remote Sensing of the Environment 112(10): 3876-3890.

Duong, V., R. Lindenbergh, et al. 2008. Single and Two Epoch Analysis of ICESat Full Waveform Data over Forested Areas. International Journal of Remote Sensing 29(5): 1453-1473.

Herzfeld, Ute C. et al. 2008. Elevation Changes in Pine Island Glacier, Walgreen Coast, Antarctica, Based on GLAS (2003) and ERS-1 (1995) Altimeter Data Analyses and Glaciological Implications. International Journal of Remote Sensing 29(19): 5533 - 5553.          

Howat, I., B. Smith, et al. 2008. Rates of Southeast Greenland Ice Volume Loss from Combined ICESat and ASTER Observations. Geophysical Research Letters 35( L17505), doi: 10.1029/2008GL034496.

Hulbe, C., T. Scambos, et al. 2008. Patterns of Glacier Response to Disintegration of the Larsen B Ice Shelf, Antarctic Peninsula. Global and Planetary Change 63(1): 1-8.

Kaab, A. 2008. Glacier Volume Changes Using ASTER Satellite Stereo and ICESat GLAS Laser Altimetry. A Test Study on EdgeØya, Eastern Svalbard. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing Journal 46(10): 2823-2830.

Kurtz, N., T. Markus, et al. 2008. Comparison of ICESat Data With Airborne Laser Altimeter Measurements Over Arctic Sea Ice. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 46(7): 1913-1924.

Kwok, R. and G. Cunningham 2008. ICESat Over Arctic Sea Ice: Estimation of Snow Depth and Ice Thickness. Journal of Geophysical Research 113(C08010), doi: 10.1029/2008JC004753.

McAdoo, D., S. Farrell, et al. 2008. Arctic Ocean Gravity Field Derived from ICESat and ERS-2 Altimetry: Tectonic Implications. Journal of Geophysical Research 113(B05408), doi: 10.1029/2007JB005217.

Minnis, Patrick et al. 2008. Near-Real-Time Cloud Retrievals from Operational and Research Meteorological Satellites. Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XIII, edited by Richard H. Picard, Adolfo Comeron, Klaus Schaufer, Aldo Amodeo, Michiel van Weele, Proc. Of SPIE Vol. 7107.

Muskett, R., C. Lingle, et al. 2008. Acceleration of Surface Lowering on the Tidewater Glaciers of Icy Bay, Alaska, USA from InSAR DEMs and ICESat Altimetry. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 265(3-4): 345-359.

Neuenschwander, A., T. Urban, et al. 2008. Characterization of ICESat/GLAS Waveforms Over Terrestrial Ecosystems: Implications for Vegetation Mapping. Journal of Geophysical Research 113(G02S03), doi: 10.1029/2007JG000557.

Potts, L. V. et al. 2008. Multi-Resolution Dune Morphology Using Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) and Dune Mobility from Fuzzy Inference Systems Using SRTM and Altimetric Data. International Journal of Remote Sensing 29(10): 2879–2901.          

Ray, R. 2008. A Preliminary Tidal Analysis of ICESat Laser Altimetry: Southern Ross Ice Shelf. Geophysical Research Letters 35(L02505), doi: 10.1029/2007GL032125.

Rosette, J. A. B., P. R. J. North, and J. C. Suárez. 2008. Vegetation Height Estimates for a Mixed Temperate Forest Using Satellite Laser Altimetry. International Journal of Remote Sensing 29(5): 1475-1493.        

Simard, M., V. Rivera-Monroy, et al. 2008. A Systematic Method for 3D Mapping of Mangrove Forests Based on Shuttle Radar Topography Mission Elevation Data, ICEsat/GLAS Waveforms and Field Data: Application to Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta, Colombia. Remote Sensing of Environment 112(5): 2131-2144.

Skourup, H. and R. Forsberg. 2008. Geoid, Sea Level and Vertical Datum of the Arctic - Improved by ICESat and GRACE. Geomatica 62: 287-298.

Slobbe, D., R. Lindenbergh, et al. 2008. Estimation of Volume Change Rates of Greenland's Ice Sheet from ICESat Data Using Overlapping Footprints. Remote Sensing of Environment 112(12): 4204-4213.

Spinhirne, J.D. 2008. Performance of the GLAS Satellite LIDAR Cloud and Aerosol Measurements. IEEE Aerospace Conference 2008, page(s): 1-8, ISSN: 1095-323X, ISBN: 978-1-4244-1487-1.

Sun, G., K. J. Ranson, et al. 2008. Forest Vertical Structure from GLAS: An Evaluation Using Lvis and Srtm Data. Remote Sensing of Environment 112(1): 107-117.

Urban, Timothy J., Bob E. Schutz, and Amy L. Neuenschwander. 2008. A Survey of ICESat Coastal Altimetry Applications: Continental Coast, Open Ocean Island, and Inland River. Terrestrial Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Journal 19(1-2): 1-19.

Van den Broeke, M., W. Van de Berg, et al. 2008. Firn Depth Correction Along the Antarctic Grounding Line. Antarctic Science 20: 513-517.

Wilkinson, J. and E. C. f. M. R. W. 2008. Use of a LIDAR Forward Model for Global Comparisons of Cloud Fraction between the ICESat LIDAR and the ECMWF Model. Monthly Weather Review 136(10): 3742–3759.

Zwally, H., D. Yi, et al. 2008. ICESat Measurements of Sea Ice Freeboard and Estimates of Sea Ice Thickness in the Weddell Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research 113(C02S15), doi: 10.1029/2007JC004284.

Zwally, H. Jay et al. 2008. Properties of Thin Clouds Observed by ICESat and CALIPSO Over Ice Sheets and their Impact on Ice Altimetry Measurements. Fourth Symposium on LIDAR Atmospheric Applications.