Data Set ID: 
ATL15

ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3B Gridded Antarctic and Arctic Land Ice Height Change, Version 1

This data set (ATL15) and ATL14 bring the time-varying height estimates provided in ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3B Annual Land Ice Height (ATL11) into a gridded format. ATL14 provides a high resolution (100 m) DEM which is a spatially continuous gridded data set of ice sheet surface height. It can be used to initialize ice sheet models, as boundary conditions for atmospheric models, or to help with the reduction of other satellite data such as optical imagery or synthetic aperture radar (SAR).

ATL15 provides coarser resolution (1 km, 10 km, 20 km, and 40 km) height-change maps at 3 month intervals. This allows visualization of height-change patterns and the calculation of integrated regional volume change.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary: 

Initial release

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):
  • netCDF-4
Spatial Coverage:
N: -60, 
N: 90, 
S: -90, 
S: 59, 
E: 180, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
W: -180
Platform(s):ICESat-2
Spatial Resolution:
  • 1 km x 1 km
  • 10 km x 10 km
  • 20 km x 20 km
Sensor(s):ATLAS
Temporal Coverage:
  • 14 October 2018
Version(s):V1
Temporal Resolution3 monthMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Smith, B., B. P. Jelley, S. Dickinson, T. Sutterley, T. A. Neumann, and K. 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., B. P. Jelley, S. Dickinson, T. Sutterley, T. A. Neumann, and K. Harbeck. 2021. ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3B Gridded Antarctic and Arctic Land Ice Height Change, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.5067/ATLAS/ATL15.001. [Date Accessed].

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