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Published Research: 2010-2014

This page is a bibliography of research published in 2010-2014 using NASA ICESat/GLAS data, and includes links to bibliographies of research published from 2004 through 2009. 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 NASA ICESat/GLAS data products, see the ICESat/GLAS Algorithm Theoretical Basis Documents from the Center for Space Research at the University of Texas.

To navigate around the Published Research pages, use the following links:

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Neckel, N., J. Kropáček, T. Bolch, and V. Hochschild. 2014. Glacier Mass Changes on the Tibetan Plateau 2003–2009 Derived from ICESat Laser Altimetry Measurements. Environmental Research Letters, 9(1). doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/1/014009.

Wang, Xianwei, Xiao Cheng, Peng Gong, C.K. Shum, David M. Holland, and Xiaowen Li. 2014. Freeboard and Mass Extraction of the Disintegrated Mertz Ice Tongue with Remote Sensing and Altimetry Data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 144:1-10.


Bolch, T., et al. 2013. Mass Loss of Greenland's Glaciers and Ice Caps 2003–2008 Revealed from ICESat Laser Altimetry Data. Geophysical Research Letters 40(5): 875-881. doi: 10.1002/grl.50270.

Burgener, L., et al. 2013. An Observed Negative Trend in West Antarctic Accumulation Rates From 1975 To 2010: Evidence from New Observed and Simulated Records. J. of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 118(10): 4205–4216. doi: 10.1002/jgrd.50362.

Choi, Sungho, et al. 2013. Allometric Scaling and Resource Limitations Model of Tree Heights: Part 2. Site Based Testing of the Model. Remote Sensing 5(1): 202-223.

Connor, L. N., et al. 2013. Validating ICESat Over Thick Sea Ice in the Northern Canada Basin. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 51(4): 2188-2200. doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2012.2211603.

Dabboor, M. D., A. Braun, M. Kneen. 2013. Tracking Sand Dune Migration in the Rub Al-Khali with ICESat Laser Altimetry, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34(11):3832-3847. doi: 10.1080/01431161.2012.762483.

Duan, Zheng and W. G. M. Bastiaanssen. 2013. Estimating Water Volume Variations in Lakes and Reservoirs from Four Operational Satellite Altimetry Databases and Satellite Imagery Data. Remote Sensing of Environment 134: 403-416. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2013.03.010.

Fatoyinbo, Temilola E. and Marc Simard. 2013. Height and Biomass of Mangroves in Africa from ICESat/GLAS and SRTM. International Journal of Remote Sensing 34(2): 668-681.

Fretwell, P., et al. 2013. Bedmap2: Improved Ice Bed, Surface and Thickness Datasets for Antarctica. The Cryosphere 7(1): 375-393. doi: 10.5194/tc-7-375-2013.

Gardner, Alex S., et al. 2013. A Reconciled Estimate of Glacier Contributions to Sea Level Rise: 2003 to 2009. Science 340(6134): 852-857. doi: 10.1126/science.1234532.

Hayashi, Masato, et al. 2013. Forest Canopy Height Estimation Using Icesat/Glas Data and Error Factor Analysis in Hokkaido, Japan. ISPRS J. of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 81:12-18. doi: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2013.04.004.

Holt, T. O., et al. 2013. Speedup and Fracturing of George VI Ice Shelf, Antarctic Peninsula. The Cryosphere 7(3): 797-816. doi: 10.5194/tc-7-797-2013.

Huang, Xiaodong, et al. 2013. A Novel Solution for Outlier Removal of Icesat Altimetry Data: A Case Study in the Yili Watershed, China. Frontiers of Earth Science 7(2): 217-226. doi: 10.1007/s11707-013-0362-2.

Iqbal, Irfan Akhtar, Jadunandan Dash, Saleem Ullah, and Ghayyas Ahmad. 2013. A Novel Approach to Estimate Canopy Height Using ICESat/GLAS Data: A Case Study in the New Forest National Park, UK. International J. of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 23:109-118. doi: 10.1016/j.jag.2012.12.009.

Jawak, S. D., et al. 2013. Assessment of Spatial Interpolation Techniques for Generating an Accurate Digital Elevation Surface Using Combined Radar and LiDAR Elevation Data. 8th International Conference on Microwaves, Antenna, Propagation & Remote Sensing, ICMARS-2012 Proceedings, 288-291, Jodhpur, INDIA, Dec. 11 – 15, 2012.

Khan, Shfaqat Abbas, et al. 2013. Recurring Dynamically Induced Thinning During 1985 to 2010 on Upernavik Isstrøm, West Greenland. J. of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface 118(1): 111-121. doi: 10.1029/2012JF002481.

Kinda, G. Bazile, et al. 2013. Under-Ice Ambient Noise in Eastern Beaufort Sea, Canadian Arctic, and Its Relation to Environmental Forcing. J. of the Acoustical Society of America 134(1). doi: 10.1121/1.4808330.

Kirchner, N., et al. 2013. Statistical Modeling of a Former Arctic Ocean Ice Shelf Complex Using Antarctic Analogies. J. of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface 118(2): 1105-1117. doi: 10.1002/jgrf.20077.

Kjeldsen, Kristian K., et al. 2013. Improved Ice Loss Estimate of the Northwestern Greenland Ice Sheet. J. of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth 118(2): 698–708. doi: 10.1029/2012JB009684.

Kohler, J., et al. 2013. ICESat Elevations in Antarctica Along the 2007–09 Norway–USA Traverse: Validation With Ground-Based GPS. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 51(3pt2): 1578-1587. doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2012.2207963.

Levinson, J. F., I. M. Howat, and C. C. Tscherning. 2013. Improving Maps of Ice-Sheet Surface Elevation Change Using Combined Laser Altimeter and Stereoscopic Elevation Model Data. J. of Glaciology 59(215): 524-532. doi: 10.3189/2013JoG12J114.

Liu, Wen and Qi Chen. 2013. Synergistic Use of Satellite Laser Altimetry and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission DEM for Estimating Ground Elevation Over Mountainous Vegetated Areas. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, IEEE 10(3):481-485.

Lu, Xiaomei and Yongxiang Hu. 2013. Ice Sheet Surface Elevation Retrieval from CALIPSO Lidar Measurements. Proceedings of the Laser Radar Technology and Applications XVIII (SPIE 8731), #87310Z. doi: 10.1117/12.2026617.

Luo, Shezhou, et al. 2013. Retrieving Leaf Area Index Using Icesat/Glas Full-Waveform Data. Remote Sensing Letters 4(8): 745-753. doi: 10.1080/2150704X.2013.790573.

McAdoo, David, et al. 2013. Gravity of the Arctic Ocean from Satellite Data with Validations Using Airborne Gravimetry: Oceanographic Implications. J. of Geophysical Research - Oceans 118(2): 917–930. doi: 10.1002/jgrc.20080.

Muralikrishnan, S., et al. 2013. Validation of Indian National DEM from Cartosat-1 Data. J. of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing 41(1): 1-13. doi: 10.1007/s12524-012-0212-9.

Nielsen, Karina, et al. 2013. Vertical and Horizontal Surface Displacements Near Jakobshavn Isbræ Driven By Melt-Induced and Dynamic Ice Loss. J. of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth 118(4): 1837-1844. doi: 10.1002/jgrb.50145.

Panzer, Ben, et al. 2013. An Ultra-Wideband, Microwave Radar for Measuring Snow Thickness on Sea Ice and Mapping Near-Surface Internal Layers in Polar Firn. J. of Glaciology 59(214): 244-254. doi: 10.3189/2013JoG12J128.

Qi, W. and A. Braun. 2013. Accelerated Elevation Change of Greenland's Jakobshavn Glacier Observed by ICESat and IceBridge. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, IEEE (99):1-5.

Rosette, Jacqueline, et al. 2013. Evaluating Prospects for Improved Forest Parameter Retrieval from Satellite LiDAR Using a Physically-Based Radiative Transfer Model. IEEE J. of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 6(1): 45-53.

Sauber, Jeanne M. and Natalia A. Ruppert. 2013. Rapid Ice Mass Loss : Does It Have an Influence on Earthquake Occurrence in Southern Alaska, in Active Tectonics and Seismic Potentional of Alaska, J. T. Freymueller, P. J. Haeussler, R. L. Wesson, and G. Ekström (Eds.). Washington: American Geophysical Union, 369-384.

Shi, Junchao, Massimo Menenti, and Roderik Lindenbergh. 2013. Parameterization of Surface Roughness Based on ICESat/GLAS Full Waveforms: A Case Study on the Tibetan Plateau. J. of Hydrometeorology 14(4): 1278–1292. doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-12-0130.1.

Shi, Yuli, et al. 2013. Allometric Scaling and Resource Limitations Model of Tree Heights: Part 1. Model Optimization and Testing Over Continental USA. Remote Sensing 5(1):284-306.

Song, Chunqiao, Bo Huang, and Linghong Ke. 2013. Modeling and Analysis of Lake Water Storage Changes on the Tibetan Plateau Using Multi-Mission Satellite Data. Remote Sensing of Environment 135: 25-35. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2013.03.013.

Sundal, A. V., et al. 2013. Controls on Short-Term Variations in Greenland Glacier Dynamics. J. of Glaciology 59(217): 883-892. doi: 10.3189/2013JoG13J019.

Wang, C., F. Tang, L. Li, G. Li, F. Cheng, and X. Xi. 2013. Wavelet Analysis for ICESat/GLAS Waveform Decomposition and its Application in Average Tree Height Estimation. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, IEEE 10(1):115-119.

Wang, X. W., Chang, X., Huang, H. B., and Li, Z. 2013. DEM Production for Dome-A Combining GPS and GLAS Data. Journal of Remote Sensing, 17(2) 439-451.

Wang X. W., P. Gong, Y. Zhao, Y. Xu, X. Cheng, Z. Niu, Z. Luo, H. Huang, F. Sun and X. Li. 2013. Water-level Changes in China's Large Lake Determined from ICESat/ GLAS Data, Remote Sensing of Environment 132(C):131-144. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2013.01.005.

Wen Liu and Qi Chen. 2013. Synergistic Use of Satellite Laser Altimetry and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission DEM for Estimating Ground Elevation Over Mountainous Vegetated Areas. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, IEEE 10(3):481-485.

Xie, Hongjie, et al. 2013. Sea Ice Thickness Estimations from ICESat Altimetry Over the Bellingshausen and Amundsen Seas, 2003–2009. J. of Geophysical Research - Oceans 118(C5): 2438-2453. doi: 10.1002/jgrc.20179.

Yang, Yuekui, et al. 2013. Assessment of Cloud Screening with Apparent Surface Reflectance in Support of the ICESat-2 Mission. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 51(2): 1037-1045. doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2012.2204066.

Zhang, GuoQing, et al. 2013. Water Balance Estimates of Ten Greatest Lakes in China Using ICESat and Landsat Data. Chinese Science Bulletin, 15 p. doi: 10.1007/s11434-013-5818-y.

Zhang, Guoqing, et al. 2013. Increased Mass Over the Tibetan Plateau: From lakes or Glaciers? Geophysical Research Letters 40(10): 2125-2130. doi: 10.1002/grl.50462.


Abdallah, H., N. Baghdadi, J. S. Bailly, Y. Pastol, and F. Fabre. 2012. Wa-LiD: A New LiDAR Simulator for Waters. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, IEEE 9(4):744-748.

Agosta, C., V. Favier, C. Genthon, H. Gallée, G. Krinner, J. T. M. Lenaerts, and M. R. van de Broeke. 2012. A 40-Year Accumulation Dataset for Adelie Land, Antarctica and its Application for Model Validation. Climate Dynamics 38 (1-2):75-86.

Arcone, Steven A., et al. 2012. Unconformable Stratigraphy in East Antarctica: Part 1. Large Firn Cosets, Recrystallized Growth, and Model Evidence for Intensified Accumulation. Journal of Glaciology 58(208): 240-52.

Ayanu, Yohannes Zergaw, et al. 2012. Quantifying and Mapping Ecosystem Services Supplies and Demands: A Review of Remote Sensing Applications. Environmental Science & Technology 46(16):8529-8541.

Bisiaux, M. M., et al. 2012. Changes in Black Carbon Deposition to Antarctica from Two High-Resolution Ice Core Records, 1850-2000 AD. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 12:4107-4115.

Christianson, Knut, et al. 2012. Subglacial Lake Whillans - Ice-Penetrating Radar and Gps Observations of a Shallow Active Reservoir beneath a West Antarctic Ice Stream. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 331-332: 237-45. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2012.03.013.

Cochran, James R., and Robin E. Bell. 2012. Inversion of Icebridge Gravity Data for Continental Shelf Bathymetry beneath the Larsen Ice Shelf, Antarctica. Journal of Glaciology 58(209): 540-52. doi: 10.3189/2012JoG11J033.

Dupont, Florent, et al. 2012. Monitoring the Melt Season Length of the Barnes Ice Cap over the 1979-2010 Period Using Active and Passive Microwave Remote Sensing Data. Hydrological Processes 26(17): 2643-52. doi: 10.1002/hyp.9382.

Ewert, H., A. Groh, and R. Dietrich. 2012. Volume and Mass Changes of the Greenland Ice Sheet Inferred from ICESat and GRACE. Journal of Geodynamics 59-60(0):111-123.

Ewert, H., S. V. Popov, A. Richter, J. Schwabe, M. Scheinert, and R. Dietrich. 2012. Precise Analysis of ICESat Altimetry Data and Assessment of the Hydrostatic Equilibrium for Subglacial Lake Vostok, East Antarctica. Geophysical Journal International 191(2):557-568.

Fang, Zhou, et al. 2012. Study on Forest Above-Ground Biomass Synergy Inversion from GLAS and HJ-1 Data. Kyoto, Japan, SPIE Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing, October 29, 2012.

Farrell, Sinead L., et al. 2012. Mean Dynamic Topography of the Arctic Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters 39(1). doi: 10.1029/2011GL050052.

García, Mariano, Sorin Popescu, David Riaño, Kaiguang Zhao, Amy Neuenschwander, Muge Agca, Emilio Chuvieco. 2012. Characterization of Canopy Fuels Using Icesat/Glas Data. Remote Sensing of Environment 123:81-89. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2012.03.018.

Gruber, Astrid, Birgit Wessel, Martin Huber, and Achim Roth. 2012. Operational TanDEM-X DEM Calibration and First Validation Results. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 73(0):39-49.

Hall, Amanda C., et al. 2012. Geodetic Corrections to Amazon River Water Level Gauges Using Icesat Altimetry. Water Resources Research 48(06). doi: 10.1029/2011WR010895.

Hayashi, Masato, et al. 2012. Measuring Forest Canopy Height using ICESat/GLAS Data for Applying to Japanese Spaceborne LiDAR Mission. Proc. SPIE 8526, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring XIII 85260M. doi:10.1117/12.981583.

Hilbert, Claudia, and Christiane Schmullius. 2012. Influence of Surface Topography on Icesat/Glas Forest Height Estimation and Waveform Shape. Remote Sensing 4(8): 2210-35. doi: 10.3390/rs4082210.

Horgan, Huw J., et al. 2012. Subglacial Lake Whillans - Seismic Observations of a Shallow Active Reservoir beneath a West Antarctic Ice Stream. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 331-332: 201-09. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2012.02.023.

Jaber, W. A., D. Floricioiu, H. Rott, and M. Eineder. 2012. Dynamics of Fast Glaciers in the Patagonia Icefields Derived from TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X Data. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), IEEE International, 22-27 July 2012, 3226-3229. doi: 10.1109/IGARSS.2012.6350737

Jawak, Shridhar D., and Alvarinho J. Luis. 2012. Synergistic Use of Multitemporal Ramp, Icesat and Gps to Construct an Accurate Dem of the Larsemann Hills Region, Antarctica. Advances in Space Research 50(4): 457-70. doi: 10.1016/j.asr.2012.05.004.

Ji, Lei, Bruce K. Wylie, Dana R. Nossov, Birgit Peterson, Mark P. Waldrop, Jack W. McFarland, Jennifer Rover, and Teresa N. Hollingsworth. 2012. Estimating Aboveground Biomass in Interior Alaska with Landsat Data and Field Measurements. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 18: 451-61. doi: 10.1016/j.jag.2012.03.019.

Kaab A., E. Berthier, C. Nuth, J. Gardelle and Y. Arnaud. 2012). Contrasting Patterns of Early Twenty-First-Century Glacier Mass Change in the Himalayas. Nature 488(7412): 495-498. doi: 10.1038/nature11324.

Kotlyakov, V. M., et al. 2012. Cascades of Subglacial Lakes in Antarctica. Doklady Earth Sciences 443(2):509-512.

Kropacek, J., A. Braun, S. C. Kang, C. Feng, Q. H. Ye, and V. Hochschild. 2012. Analysis of Lake Level Changes in Nam Co in Central Tibet Utilizing Synergistic Satellite Altimetry and Optical Imagery. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 17: 3-11. doi: 10.1016/j.jag.2011.10.001.

Kumar, A., and P. Trivedi. 2012. Co-Kriging Approach for Cartosat-1 Height Product with Icesat/Glas Data for Digital Elevation Surface Generation. Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing 40(1): 11-17. doi: 10.1007/s12524-011-0144-9.

Leon, J. X. and T. J. Cohen. 2012. An Improved Bathymetric Model for the Modern and Palaeo Lake Eyre. Geomorphology 173-174(0):69-79.

Li, X., et al. 2012. Terrain Estimation within Footprint from ICESat/GLAS Waveform: Model and Method. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 6(1):063534.

Liu, Jun, et al. 2012. Elevation Change of Lambert-Amery System from ICESat/GLAS Data. Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Applications (EORSA), 2012 Second International Workshop on, 8-11 June 2012. 246-248. doi: 10.1109/EORSA.2012.6261175.

Lombardo, Umberto, Jan-Hendrik May, and Heinz Veit. 2012. Mid- to Late-Holocene Fluvial Activity Behind Pre-Columbian Social Complexity in the Southwestern Amazon Basin. The Holocene 22(9):1035-1045.

Los, S. O., J. A. B. Rosette, N. Kljun, P. R. J. North, L. Chasmer, J. C. Suárez, C. Hopkinson, R. A. Hill, E. van Gorsel, C. Mahoney, and J. A. J. Berni. 2012. Vegetation Height and Cover Fraction Between 60° S and 60° N from ICESat GLAS Data. Geoscientific Model Development 5(2):413-432. doi:10.5194/gmd-5-413-2012.

Margono, Belinda A., et al. 2012. Mapping and Monitoring Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Sumatra (Indonesia) Using Landsat Time Series Data Sets from 1990 to 2010. Environmental Research Letters 7. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/7/3/034010.

Marsh, O. J., and W. Rack. 2012. A Method of Calculating Ice-Shelf Surface Velocity Using Icesat Altimetry. Polar Record 244(1): 25-30. doi: 10.1017/S0032247411000362.

McMillan, Malcolm, et al. 2012. Mapping Ice-Shelf Flow with Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar Stacking. Journal of Glaciology 58(208): 265-77. doi: 10.3189/2012JoG11J072.

Moholdt, Geir, et al. 2012. Dynamic Instability of Marine-Terminating Glacier Basins of Academy of Sciences Ice Cap, Russian High Arctic. Annals of Glaciology 53(60): 193-201. doi: 10.3189/2012AoG60A117.

Moholdt, G. and A. Kaab. 2012. A New DEM of the Austfonna Ice Cap by Combining Differential SAR Interferometry with ICESat Laser Altimetry. Polar Research 31:18460.

Moholdt, Geir, Bert Wouters, and Alex S. Gardner. 2012. Recent Mass Changes of Glaciers in the Russian High Arctic. Geophysical Research Letters 39(10)L10502. doi: 10.1029/2012GL051466.

Muralikrishnan, S., et al. 2012. Validation of Indian National Dem from Cartosat-1 Data. Journal of the Indian Society for Remote Sensing. doi: 10.1007/s12524-012-0212-9.

Palm, S. P., Y. K. Yang, J. D. Spinhirne, and A. Marshak. 2012. Satellite Remote Sensing of Blowing Snow Properties over Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 116. doi: 10.1029/2011jd015828.

Phan, Vu Hien, Roderik Lindenbergh, and Massimo Menenti. 2012. Icesat Derived Elevation Changes of Tibetan Lakes between 2003 and 2009. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoscience 17(S1): 12-22. doi: 10.1016/j.jag.2011.09.015.

Price, D. et al. 2012. Assessment of Sea Ice Freeboard and Thickness in Mcmurdo Sound, Antarctica, Derived by Ground Validated Satellite Altimeter Data. International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences 39(B8): 585-90.

Sasgen, Ingo, Volker Klemann, and Zdenek Martinec. 2012. Towards the Inversion of Grace Gravity Fields for Present-Day Ice-Mass Changes and Glacial-Isostatic Adjustment in North America and Greenland. Journal of Geodynamics 59-60: 49-63. doi: 10.1016/j.jog.2012.03.004.

Selkowitz, D. J., G. Green, B. Peterson, and B. Wylie. 2012. A Multi-Sensor Lidar, Multi-Spectral and Multi-Angular Approach for Mapping Canopy Height in Boreal Forest Regions. Remote Sensing of Environment 121: 458-71. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2012.02.020.

Schenk, T. and B. Csatho. 2012. A New Methodology for Detecting Ice Sheet Surface Elevation Changes from Laser Altimetry Data. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 50(9):3302-3316.

Shepherd, Andrew, et al. 2012. A Reconciled Estimate of Ice-Sheet Mass Balance. Science 338(6111):1183-1189.

Stroeve, Julienne C. and Walter Meier. 2012. Arctic Sea Ice Decline. In Greenhouse Gases - Emission, ed. Guoxiang Liu, 441-462.

Sugiyama, Shin, et al. 2012. Snow Density Along the Route Traversed by the Japanese-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 2007/08. Journal of Glaciology 58(209):529-539.

Wang, Weili, Jun Li, and H. Jay Zwally. 2012. Dynamic Inland Propogation of Thinning due to Ice Loss at the Margins of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Journal of Glaciology 58(210):734-740.

Wang, Xianwei, et al. 2012. Lake Water Footprint Identification from Time-Series Icesat/Glas Data. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 9(3): 333-37.

Willis, Michael J., Andrew K. Melkonian, Matthew E. Pritchard, and Andrés Rivera. 2012. Ice Loss from the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, South America, between 2000 and 2012. Geophysical Research Letters 39(17): L17501. doi: 10.1029/2012GL053136.


Abdallah, H., J. S. Bailly, N. Baghdadi, and N. Lemarquand. 2011. Improving the Assessment of Icesat Water Altimetry Accuracy Accounting for Autocorrelation. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 66(6): 833-844. doi: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2011.09.002.

Baghdadi, N., N. Lemarquand, H. Abdallah, and J. S. Bailly. 2011. The Relevance of GLAS/ICESat Elevation Data for the Monitoring of River Networks. Remote Sensing 3(4): 708-720.

Ballhorn, U., J. Jubanski, and F. Siegert. 2011. Icesat/Glas Data as a Measurement Tool for Peatland Topography and Peat Swamp Forest Biomass in Kalimantan, Indonesia. Remote Sensing 3(9): 1957-1982.

Bengtson, L., S. Koumoutsaris, and K. Hodges. 2011. Large-Scale Surface Mass Balance of Ice Sheets from a Comprehensive Atmospheric Model. Surveys in Geophysics,

Brunt, K. M., H. A. Fricker, and L. Padman. 2011. Analysis of Ice Plains of the Filchnerronne Ice Shelf, Antarctica, Using Icesat Laser Altimetry. Journal of Glaciology 57(205): 965-975. doi: 10.3189/002214311798043753.

Bindschadler, R., et al. 2011. Getting around Antarctica: New High-Resolution Mappings of the Grounded and Freely-Floating Boundaries of the Antarctic Ice Sheet Created for the International Polar Year. Cryosphere 5:569–588. doi: 10.5194/tc-5-569-2011.

Cheng, F., C. Wang, J. Wang, F. Tang, and X. Xi. 2011. Trend Analysis of Building Height and Total Floor Space in Beijing, China Using Icesat/Glas Data. International Journal of Remote Sensing 32(23): 8823-8835. doi: 10.1080/01431161.2010.547531.

Fujita, S., et al. 2011. Spatial and Temporal Variability of Snow Accumulation Rate on the East Antarctic Ice Divide between Dome Fuji and Epica Dml. The Cryosphere 5:1057-1081. doi: 10.5194/tc-5-1057-2011.

Gardner, A. S., G. Moholdt, B. Wouters, G. J. Wolken, D. O. Burgess, M. J. Sharp, J. G. Cogley, C. Braun, and C. Labine. 2011. Sharply Increased Mass Loss from Glaciers and Ice Caps in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Nature 473 (7347): 357-360. doi: 10.1038/nature10089.

Gong, P., Z. Li, H. Huang, G. Sun, and L. Wang. 2011. Icesat Glas Data for Urban Environment Monitoring. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 49(3): 1158-1172.

Griggs, J. A., and J. L. Bamber. 2011. Antarctic Ice-Shelf Thickness from Satellite Radar Altimetry. Journal of Glaciology 57(203): 485-498.

Gudmundsson, S., H. Björnsson, E. Magnússon, E. Berthier, F. Pálsson, M. T. Gudmundsson, and J. Dall. 2011. Response of Glacier Mass Balance to Regional Warming, Deduced by Remote Sensing on Three glaciers in S-Iceland. Vedur 20092011]. PDF, 197 KB.

Horgan, H. J., R. T. Walker, S. Anandakrishnan, and R. B. Alley. 2011. Surface Elevation Changes at the Front of the Ross Ice Shelf: Implications for Basal Melting. J. Geophys. Res. 116(C2): C02005. doi: 10.1029/2010jc006192.

Kotlyakov, V., L. Vasiliev, A. Kachalin, M. Moskalevskii, and A. Tyuflin. 2011. Punctuated Equilibrium of the Surface above Subglacial Lake Vostok in Antarctica. Doklady Earth Sciences 438(1): 649-651. doi: 10.1134/s1028334x11050047.

Kumar, A., and P. Trivedi. 2011. Co-Kriging Approach for Cartosat-1 Height Product with Icesat/Glas Data for Digital Elevation Surface Generation. Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing. doi: 10.1007/s12524-011-0144-9.

Kurtz, N. T., T. Markus, S. L. Farrell, D. L. Worthen, and L. N. Boisvert. 2011. Observations of Recent Arctic Sea Ice Volume Loss and Its Impact on Ocean-Atmosphere Energy Exchange and Ice Production. J. Geophys. Res. 116(C4): C04015. doi: 10.1029/2010jc006235.

Lee, S., W. Ni-Meister, W. Yang, and Q. Chen. 2011. Physically Based Vertical Vegetation Structure Retrieval from Icesat Data: Validation Using LVIS in White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire, USA. Remote Sensing of Environment 115(11): 2776-2785. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2010.08.026.

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Li, A., C. Huang, G. Sun, H. Shi, C. Toney, Z. Zhu, M. G. Rollins, S. N. Goward, and J. G. Masek. 2011. Modeling the Height of Young Forests Regenerating from Recent Disturbances in Mississippi Using Landsat and Icesat Data. Remote Sensing of Environment 115(8): 1837-1849. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2011.03.001.

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