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Calibration/Validation Published Research

This page is a bibliography of published research about the calibration and validation of the NASA ICESat/GLAS instrument and 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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2006

Bae, S., C. Webb, et al. 2006. Star Tracker Misalignment Calibration for the ICESat Mission. American Astronautical Society 124: 6-107.

2005

Abshire, J., X. Sun, et al. 2005. Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) on the ICESat Mission: On-Orbit Measurement Performance. Geophysical Research Letters 32(L21S02), doi: 10.1029/2005GL024028.

Bae, S., L. Magruder, et al. 2005. "ICESat/GLAS Precision Attitude Determination For Early Laser Operation". In Spaceflight Mechanics 2004 - Part 1: Advances in the Astronautical Sciences. Published for the American Astronautical Society by Univelt.

Fan, C. and J. Li. 2005. A Design on Calibration and Validation of ICESat Data. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2005. 5: 3318- 332.

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.

Rim, H., S. Yoon, et al. 2005. ICESat Precision Orbit Determination Over Solar Storm Period (AAS 05-138). Advances in the Astronautical Sciences 120(1): 579.

Yoon, S., S. Bae, et al. 2005. High Frequency Attitude Motion of ICESat (AAS 05-108). Advances in the Astronautical Sciences 120(1): 117.

2004

Hlavka, D., W. Hart, et al. 2004. Initial Validation and Results of Geoscience Laser Altimeter System Optical Properties Retrievals.  IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2004 1: 672-675.

Shitobara, M., J. Spinhirne, et al. 2004. Micro-Pulse Lidar Measurements at the Arctic and Antarctic Sites for Ground Truth of the ICESat/GLAS Cloud and Aerosol Measurements. Nippon Kisho Gakkai Taikai Koen Yokoshu 338.

Sirota, J. M. 2004. Laser Pointing Determination System for the Geoscience Laser Altimeter on ICESat. EOS Transactions American Geophysical Union 84(46), Fall Meeting, abstract C32A-0433.

Sun, X., J. Abshire, et al. 2004. Cloud and Aerosol Lidar Channel Design and Performance of the Geoscience Laser Altimeter System on the ICESat Mission. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2004 2.

Thome, K., J. Reagan, et al. 2004. Validation of GLAS Calibration Using Ground and Satellite-Based Data. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2004 4: 2468-2471.

2003

E. Grob, C. Baker, T. McCarthy, In-Flight Thermal Performance of the Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) Instrument. SAE International Conference On Environmental Systems, Vancouver, July 2003: 2003-01-2421.

Magruder, L., B. Schutz, et al. 2003. Laser Pointing Angle and Time of Measurement Verification of the ICESat Laser Altimeter Using a Ground-Based Electro-Optical Detection System. Journal of Geodesy 77(3): 148-154.

Magruder, L., M. Suleman, et al. 2003. ICESat Laser Altimeter Measurement Time Validation System. Measurement Science and Technology 14(11): 1978-1985.

Riris, H., P. Schafer, et al. 2003. Calibration and Testing of Laser Altimeters. Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper CThY3.

Schutz, B., S. Bae, et al. 2003. Precision Orbit and Attitude Determination for ICESat (AAS 03-282). Advances In The Astronautical Sciences 115: 415-426.

2002

Bae, S., B. Schutz, et al. 2002. ICESAT/GLAS Laser Pointing Determination (AAS 02-126). Advances In The Astronautical Sciences 112(1): 359-370.

Mahesh, A., J. Spinhirne, et al. 2002. Atmospheric Multiple Scattering Effects on GLAS Altimetry - Part II: Analysis of Expected Errors in Antarctic Altitude Measurements. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 40(11): 2353-2362.

Palm, S., B. Hart, et al. 2002. An Overview of the GLAS Real-Time Atmospheric Processing Algorithms and Results from the Analysis of Simulated GLAS Data Sets. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2002 3: 1376-1378.

Reagan, J. A., X. Wang, and M. T. Osborn. 2002. Spaceborne LIDAR Calibration from Cirrus and Molecular Backscatter Returns. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 40(10): 2285-2290.

Webb, C., H. Rim, et al. 2002. Radiation Force Modeling for ICESat Precision Orbit Determination (AAS 01-335). Advances In The Astronautical Sciences 109(1): 501-518.

2001

Bae, S. and B. Schutz. 2001. Robust Star Identification Technique for Use in Laser Pointing Determination of the ICESAT (AAS 01-177). Advances In The Astronautical Sciences 108(1): 1059-1074. 

Lisano, M. and B. Schutz 2001. Arcsecond-Level Pointing Calibration for ICESat Laser Altimetry of Ice Sheets. Journal of Geodesy 75(2): 99-108.

Luthcke, S., C. Carabajal, et al. 2001. Improvements In Spaceborne Laser Altimeter Data Geolocation. Surveys in Geophysics 22(5): 549-559.

Luthcke, S., D. Rowlands, et al. 2001. Spaceborne Laser Altimeter Instrument Parameter Calibration from Integrated Residual Analysis - A Brief Overview. International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing XXXIV-3/W4.

Magruder, L., B. Schutz, et al. 2001. Pointing Angle and Timing Calibration/Validation of the GeoscienceLaser Altimeter with a Ground-Based Detection System. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2001 4: 1584-1587.

Schutz, B. 2001. Laser Altimetry and Lidar from ICESat/GLAS. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 3: 1016-1019.

2000

Bae, S. 2000. GLAS Spacecraft Attitude Determination Using CCD Star Tracker and 3-Axis Gyros. Thesis (PhD). The University Of Texas At Austin, Source DAI-B 60/07, p. 3386, Jan 2000, 225 pages.

Baker, C. 2000. Geosicence Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) Final Test Report of DM LHP TV Testing. NASA/TP-2000-209898.

Demarest, P. and B. Schutz 2000. Maintenance of the ICEsat Exact Repeat Ground Track (AAS 99-391). Advances In The Astronautical Sciences 103(2): 1419-1434.

Kubitschek, D., K. Gold, et al. 2000. ICESat Attitude Algorithm For Maintained Reference Groundtrack Pointing (AAS 99-374). Advances In The Astronautical Sciences 103(2): 1115-1130.

Luthcke, S., D. Rowlands, et al. 2000. Spaceborne Laser-Altimeter-Pointing Bias Calibration from Range Residual Analysis. Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets 37(3): 374-384.

Rim, H., C. Webb, et al. 2000. Comparison of GPS-Based Precision Orbit Determination Approaches for ICESat (AAS 00-114). Advances In The Astronautical Sciences 105(1): 223-236.

Rim, H. J. 2000. Effect of GPS Orbit Errors on ICESat Precision Orbit Determination. AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference. Denver, Colorado.

Schutz, B. 2000. GLAS Altimeter Post-Launch Calibration and Validation Plan. Version 0.99 Center for Space Research, University of Texas at Austin.

Schutz, B. 2000. Laser Altimetry from ICEsat. International Astronautical Congress, 51 st.

1999

Axelrad, P., K. Gold, et al. 1999. ICESat Observatory Multipath Effect, Final Report. Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research, University of Colorado, March.

Filin, S. and B. Csathó. 1999. A Novel Approach for Calibrating Satellite Laser Altimeter Systems. International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 32(3W14): 47-54.

Webb, C., B. Schutz, and H. Rim. 1999. Analysis of GPS and Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR) Data for ICESat Precision Orbit Determination (AAS 99-146). Advances In The Astronautical Sciences 102: 635-648.