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IceBridge Merged Photon Counting Lidar/Profiler L4 Surface Slope and Elevations, Version 1

This data set contains geolocated surface elevation measurements captured over Antarctica using the Sigma Space Mapping Photon Counting Lidar and Riegl Laser Altimeter. 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.

Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -53, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
  • 10 m x 10 m
Temporal Coverage
  • 2010-11-25
Temporal Resolution:
12 month
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
  • Sea Ice > Sea Ice Elevation
Sensor(s): Sigma Space Lidar
Data Format(s):
  • HDF
  • XML
Data Contributor(s): Donald Blankenship, Scott Kempf, Duncan Young, Laura Lindzey

Data Citation

As a condition of using this data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Blankenship, D. D., S. D. Kempf, D. A. Young, and L. E. Lindzey. 2014. IceBridge Merged Photon Counting Lidar/Profiler L4 Surface Slope and Elevations, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. [Date Accessed].

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