Data Set ID:

IceBridge Photon Counting Lidar L1B Subset Geolocated Photon Elevations, Version 1

This data set contains nadir photon counting data captured over Antarctica using the Sigma Space photon counting lidar. Position and orientation data are included. The data were collected by scientists working on the International Collaborative Exploration of the Cryosphere through Airborne Profiling (ICECAP) project, which was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Collaborative Research Center, and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) with additional support from NASA Operation IceBridge.

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Geographic Coverage

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Temporal Coverage:
  • 2010-11-25
to present (updated 2014)
Temporal Resolution:
Sensor(s): LIDAR, Sigma Space Lidar
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -53, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
  • 10 cm x 10 cm
  • Lidar
Data Format(s):
  • HDF
  • XML
Data Contributor(s): Donald Blankenship, Scott Kempf, Duncan Young, Laura Lindzey
(updated 2014)

We kindly request that you cite the use of this data set in a publication using the following citation. For more information, see Use and Copyright.

Blankenship, D. D., S. D. Kempf, D. A. Young, and L. E. Lindzey. 2012, updated 2014. IceBridge Photon Counting Lidar L1B Subset Geolocated Photon Elevations, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center.

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