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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 2009 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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Ahlgrimm, M., D. A. Randall, and M. Köhler. 2009. Evaluating Cloud Frequency of Occurrence and Cloud-Top Height Using Spaceborne Lidar Observations. Monthly Weather Review 137(12): 4225-4237.

Bamber, J. L., J. L. Gomez-Dans, and J. A. Griggs. 2009. A New 1 km Digital Elevation Model of the Antarctic Derived from Combined Satellite Radar and Laser Data - Part 1: Data and Methods. The Cryosphere 3: 101-111.

Bayer, B., W. H. Geissler, A. Eckstaller, and W. Jokat. 2009. Seismic Imaging of the Crust Beneath Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica. Geophysical Journal International 178(2): 860-876.

Beaulieu, Alexandre, and Daniel Clavet. 2009. Accuracy Assessment of Canadian Digital Elevation Data Using ICESat. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 75(1): 81-86.

Becker, J. J., D. T. Sandwell, W. H. F. Smith, J. Braud, B. Binder, J. Depner, D. Fabre, J. Factor, S. Ingalls, and S. H. Kim. 2009. Global Bathymetry and Elevation Data at 30 Arc Seconds Resolution: SRTM30_PLUS. Marine Geodesy 32(4): 355-371.

Berthier, Etienne, R. Le Bris, L. Mabileau, L. Testut, and F. Rémy. 2009. Ice Wastage on the Kerguelen Islands (49°S, 69°E) Between 1963 and 2006. Journal of Geophysical Research 114(F03005), doi:10.1029/2008JF001192.

Braun, M., and A. Humbert. 2009. Recent Retreat of Wilkins Ice Shelf Reveals New Insights in Ice Shelf Breakup Mechanisms. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, IEEE 6(2): 263-267.

Braun, M., A. Humbert, and A. Moll. 2009. Changes of Wilkins Ice Shelf Over the Past 15 Years and Inferences on Its Stability. Cryosphere 3(1): 41-56.

Carroll, M., C. DiMiceli, J. Townshend, P. Noojipady, and R. Sohlberg. 2009. UMD Global 250 Meter Land Water Mask User Guide.

Carter, Sasha P., et al. 2009. Dynamic Distributed Drainage Implied by the Flow Evolution of the 1996–1998 Adventure Trench Subglacial Lake Discharge. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 283(1): 24-37.

Carter, S. P., D. D. Blankenship, D. A. Young, and J. W. Holt. 2009. Using Radar-sounding Data to Identify the Distribution and Sources of Subglacial Water: Application to Dome C, East Antarctica. Journal of Glaciology 55(194): 1025-1040.

Crétaux, Jean-François, Rene Létolle, and Stephane Calmant. 2009. Investigations on Aral Sea Regressions from Mirabilite Deposits and Remote Sensing. Aquatic Geochemistry 15(1-2): 277-291.

Dolan, K. A., J. G. Masek, C. Huang, and G. Sun. 2009. Regional Forest Growth Measured by Combining ICESat GLAS and Landsat Data. Journal of Geophysical Research 114(G00E05), doi:10.1029/2008JG000893.

DongChen, E., Qiang Shen, Ying Xu, and Gang Chen. 2009 High-accuracy Topographical Information extraction Based on Fusion of ASTER stereo-data and ICESat/GLAS Data in Antarctica. Science in China Series D-Earth Sciences 52(5): 714-722.

Duong, Hieu, Roderik Lindenbergh, Norbert Pfeifer and George Vosselman. 2009. ICESat Full Waveform Altimetry Compared to Airborne Laser Scanning Altimetry Over The Netherlands. IEEE Transaction on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 47(10): 3365-3378.

Drews, Reinhard, et al. 2009. A Spatially Adjusted Elevation Model in Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, Based on Differential SAR Interferometry. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 47(8) Part 1: 2501-2509.

Drews, R., W. Rack, C. Wesche, and V. Helm. 2009. A Spatially Adjusted Elevation Model in Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, Based on Differential SAR Interferometry. Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions 47(8): 2501-2509.

Farrell, Sinead L., et al. 2009. Five years of Arctic Sea Ice Freeboard Measurements from the Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans 114(C04008), doi:10.1029/2008JC005074.

Fowell, R. A., N. Smith, S. Bae, B. E. Schutz. 2009. Bad Stars. Annual American Astronautical Society Rocky Mountain Conference, AAS09-012, Breckenridge, Colorado. pdf, 595 KB.

Fricker, Helen A. and Ted Scambos. 2009. Connected Subglacial lLake activity on Lower Mercer and Whillans Ice Streams, West Antarctica, 2003–2008. Journal of Glaciology 55(190): 303-315.

Fricker, Helen A., et al. 2009. Mapping the Grounding Zone of the Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica Using InSAR, MODIS and ICESat. Antarctic Science, doi:10.1017/S095410200999023X.

Griggs, J. A. and J. L. Bamber. 2009. A New 1 km Digital Elevation Model of Antarctica Derived from Combined Radar and Laser Data – Part 2: Validation and Error Estimates. The Cryosphere 3: 113–123.

Helmer, E. H., M. A. Lefsky, and D. A. Roberts. "Biomass Accumulation Rates of Amazonian Secondary Forest and Biomass of Old-growth Forests from Landsat Time Series and the Geoscience Laser Altimeter System." Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 3:033505, 27 January 2009.

Huber, M., B. Wessel, D. Kosmann, A. Felbier, V. Schwieger, M. Habermeyer, A. Wendleder, and A. Roth. 2009. Ensuring Globally the TanDEM-X Height Accuracy: Analysis of the Reference Data Sets ICESat, SRTM and KGPS-tracks. Paper read at Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2009 IEEE International, IGARSS 2009.

King, Matt A., et al. 2009. A 4-Decade Record of Elevation Change of the Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface 114(C04004), doi:10.1029/2008JC005116.

Korona, J., E. Berthier, M. Bernard, F. Rémy, and E. Thouvenot. 2009. SPIRIT. SPOT 5 Stereoscopic Survey of Polar Ice: Reference Images and Topographies During the Fourth International Polar Year (2007-2009). ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 64(2): 204-212, doi:10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2008.10.005.

Kumar, A., and S. Vyas. 2009. Cartosat-1 Height Product and ICESat/GLAS Data for Digital Elevation Surface Generation. Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing 37(4): 565-572.

Kurtz, N. T., T. Markus, D. J. Cavalieri, L. C. Sparling, W. B. Krabill, A. J. Gasiewski, and J. G. Sonntag. 2009. Estimation of Sea Ice Thickness Distributions Through the Combination of Snow Depth and Satellite Laser Altimetry Data. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans 114:C10007.

Kwok, R., G. F. Cunningham, M. Wensnahan, I. Rigor, H. J. Zwally, and D. Yi. 2009. Thinning and Volume Loss of the Arctic Ocean Sea Ice Cover: 2003–2008. Journal of Geophysical Research 114(C07005), doi:10.1029/2009JC005312.

Kwok, R., and D. A. Rothrock. 2009. Decline in Arctic sea ice thickness from submarine and ICESat records: 1958-2008. Geophysical Research Letters 36(L15501), doi:10.1029/2009GL039035.

Lewis, T., P. Francus, and R. S. Bradley. 2009. Recent Occurrence of Large Jökulhlaups at Lake Tuborg, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut. Journal of Paleolimnology 41(3): 491-506.

Lin, W., M. Zhang, and N. G. Loeb. 2009. Seasonal Variation of the Physical Properties of Marine Boundary Layer Clouds Off the California Coast. Journal of Climate 22(10): 2624-2638.

Lindstrot, Rasmus, Rene Preusker, and Jürgen Fischer. 2009. The Retrieval of Land Surface Pressure from MERIS Measurements in the Oxygen A Band. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 26(7): 1367-1377.

Muskett, Reginald R., et al. 2009. Airborne and Spaceborne DEM- and Laser Altimetry-derived Surface Elevation and Volume Changes of the Bering Glacier System, Alaska, USA, and Yukon, Canada, 1972–2006. Journal of Glaciology 55(190): 316-326.

Nelson, Ross, et al. 2009. Estimating Quebec Provincial Forest Resources Using ICESat/GLAS. Canadian Journal of Forest Research-Revue Canadienne De Recherche Forestiere 39(4): 862-881.

Nelson, Ross, et al. 2009. Estimating Siberian Timber volume Using MODIS and ICESat/GLAS. Remote Sensing of Environment 113: 691-701.

Plana-Fattori, Artemio, et al. 2009. Comparison of High-Cloud Characteristics as Estimated by Selected Spaceborne Observations and Ground-Based Lidar Datasets. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 48(6): 1142-1160.

Pritchard, H. D., R. J. Arthern, D. G. Vaughan, and L. A. Edwards. 2009. Extensive Dynamic Thinning on the Margins of the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets. Nature 461(7266): 971-975.

Renganathan, V. 2010. Arctic Sea Ice Freeboard Heights from Satellite Altimetry. Dissertation, Dept. of Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary.

Rosette, J. A., P. R. J. North, J. C. Suárez, and J. D. Armston. 2009. A Comparison of Biophysical Parameter Retrieval for Forestry Using Airborne and Satellite LiDAR. International Journal of Remote Sensing 30 (19): 5229-5237.

Scambos, Ted, Helen Amanda Fricker, Cheng-Chien Liu, Jennifer Bohlander, James Fastook, Aitbala Sargent, Robert Massom, and An-Ming Wu. 2009. Ice Shelf Disintegration by Plate Bending and Hydro-fracture: Satellite Observations and Model Results of the 2008 Wilkins Ice Shelf Break-ups. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 280(1-4): 51-60.

Scott, J. B. T., et al. 2009. Increased Rate of Acceleration on Pine Island Glacier Strongly Coupled to Changes in Gravitational Driving Stress. The Cryosphere Discussions 3: 223-240.

Shi, H., Z. Du, Y. Lu, X. Hu, and X. Ke. 2009. Amery Ice Shelf Digital Elevation Model from GLAS and GMT. Paper read at 2009 Third International Symposium on Intelligent Information Technology Application, at NanChang, China.

Shi, H., Y. Lu, L. Bao, Z. Du, and Z. Zhang. 2009. 2003-2008 Ice Sheet Elevation Change on the Lake Vostok, Antarctica, from ICESat. Paper read at 2008 International Workshop on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. ETT and GRS 2008. International Workshop on Education Technology and Training, 2008, at Shanghai.

Simard, M., L. E. Fatoyinbo, and N. Pinto. 2009. 3 Mangrove Canopy 3D Structure and Ecosystem Productivity Using Active Remote Sensing. In Remote Sensing of Coastal Environments, edited by Y. Wang. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Slobbe, D. C., P. Ditmar, and R. C. Lindenbergh. 2009. Estimating the Rates of mass change, Ice Volume change and Snow Volume Change in Greenland from ICESat and GRACE Data. Geophysical Journal International 176(1): 95-106.

Smith, Benjamin E., et al. 2009. An inventory of Active Subglacial Lakes in Antarctica Detected by ICESat (2003–2008). Journal of Glaciology 54(192): 573-595.

Spreen, G., S. Kern, D. Stammer, and E. Hansen. 2009. Fram Strait Sea Ice Volume Export Estimated Between 2003 and 2008 from Satellite Data, Geophysical Research Letters 36, L19502, doi:10.1029/2009GL039591.

Vaughan, Mark A., Kathleen A. Powell, David M. Winker, Chris A. Hostetler, Ralph E. Kuehn, William H. Hunt, Brian J. Getzewich, Stuart A. Young, Zhaoyan Liu, and Matthew J. McGill. 2009. Fully Automated Detection of Cloud and Aerosol Layers in the CALIPSO Lidar Measurements. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 26(10): 2034-2050.

Wesche, C., S. Riedel, and D. Steinhage. 2009. Precise Surface Topography of the Grounded Ice Ridges at the Ekstromisen, Antarctica, based on Several Geophysical Data sets. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 64(4): 381-386.

Wuite, J., K. C. Jezek, X. Wu, K. Farness, and R. Carande. 2009. The Velocity Field and Flow Regime of David Glacier and Drygalski Ice Tongue, Antarctica. Polar Geography 32(3): 111-127.