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IceBridge Riegl Laser Altimeter L1B Time-Tagged Laser Ranges, Version 1

The NASA IceBridge Riegl Laser Altimeter L1B Time-Tagged Laser Ranges (ILUTP1B) data set contains laser ranges, returned pulses, and deviation for returned pulses in Antarctica and Greenland using the Riegl Laser Altimeter. The data were collected by scientists working on the Investigating the Cryospheric Evolution of the Central Antarctic Plate (ICECAP) project, which is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) with additional support from NASA Operation IceBridge. The data are stored in ASCII text format and are available via FTP for periodic, ongoing campaigns from 09 November 2009 to the present.

Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

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

  • N: 90, S: 60, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Temporal Coverage
  • 2009-11-09
(updated 2013)
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
  • Lidar > Range To Target
Sensor(s): ALTIMETERS, UTIG Riegl
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Data Contributor(s): Donald Blankenship, Scott Kempf, Duncan Young

Data Citation

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Blankenship, D. D., S. D. Kempf, and D. A. Young. 2012, updated 2013. IceBridge Riegl Laser Altimeter L1B Time-Tagged Laser Ranges, 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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