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Data Set ID: 
ATL13

ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Inland Water Surface Height, Version 2

As of April 2021, this data set is retired and no longer available for download. Per our agreement with the data provider, NSIDC only archives the most recent version of each of the ICESat-2 standard products and the version that preceded it. The most recent version is available from https://nsidc.org/data/icesat-2/data-sets.

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This data set (ATL13) contains along-track water surface heights and descriptive statistics for inland water bodies. Water bodies include lakes, reservoirs, bays, and estuaries. Descriptive statistics include along-track surface slope (where data permit), mean and standard deviation, subsurface signal (532 nm) attenuation, wave height, and coarse depth to bottom topography.

There is a more recent version of these data.

Version Summary: 

Version 2

Parameter(s):
  • SURFACE WATER > SURFACE WATER FEATURES > LAKES/RESERVOIRS > > Elevation
Data Format(s):
  • HDF5
Spatial Coverage:
N: 90, 
S: -90, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):ICESat-2
Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies
Sensor(s):ATLAS
Temporal Coverage:
  • 13 October 2018 to 15 November 2019
Version(s):V2
Temporal Resolution91 dayMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Michael Jasinski, Jeremy Stoll, David Hancock, John Robbins, Jyothi Nattala, et al

Geographic Coverage

No access options.

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.

Jasinski, M. F., J. D. Stoll, D. Hancock, J. Robbins, J. Nattala, J. Morison, B. M. Jones, M. E. Ondrusek, T. M. Pavelsky, C. Parrish, and the ICESat-2 Science Team. 2019. ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Inland Water Surface 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/ATL13.002. [Date Accessed].

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