Data Set ID:
ATL11

ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3B Annual Land Ice Height, Version 2

This data set provides time series of land-ice surface heights derived from the ICESat-2 ATL06 Land-ice Height product. It is intended primarily as an input for higher level gridded products, but can also be used on its own as a spatially organized product that allows easy access to height-change information derived from ICESat-2 observations.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary:

Changes for this version include:

  • Calculated all crossovers (including near 88 S)
  • Determined the center of the y_atc search from the median of unique pair center locations

COMPREHENSIVE Level of Service

Data: Data integrity and usability verified; data customization services available for select data

Documentation: Key metadata and comprehensive user guide available

User Support: Assistance with data access and usage; guidance on use of data in tools and data customization services

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Parameter(s):
  • GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION
Data Format(s):
  • HDF5
Spatial Coverage:
N: 90, 
S: -90, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):ICESat-2
Spatial Resolution:
  • 60 m
Sensor(s):ATLAS
Temporal Coverage:
  • 29 March 2019
Version(s):V2
Temporal Resolution91 dayMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Ben Smith, Suzanne Dickinson, Benjamin Jelley, Thomas Neumann, David Hancock, Jeff Lee, Kaitlin Harbeck

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

Smith, B., S. Dickinson, B. P. Jelley, T. A. Neumann, D. Hancock, J. Lee, and K. Harbeck. 2021. ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3B Annual Land Ice Height, Version 2. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.5067/ATLAS/ATL11.002. [Date Accessed].

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