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Data Set ID:
GLAH03

GLAS/ICESat L1A Global Engineering Data (HDF5), Version 33

Level-1A global engineering data (GLAH03) include satellite housekeeping data used to calibrate data values for GLA01 and GLA02.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary:

For information about Version 33, see the NSIDC ICESat Description of Data Releases page.

STANDARD Level of Service

Data: Data integrity and usability verified

Documentation: Key metadata and user guide available

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

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Parameter(s):
  • SENSOR CHARACTERISTICS > TOTAL TEMPERATURE
Data Format(s):
  • HDF
Spatial Coverage:
N: 86, 
S: -86, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):ICESat
Spatial Resolution:
  • 60 m to 70 m x 60 m to 70 m
Sensor(s):CD, GLAS, GPS, GPS Receiver, LA, PC
Temporal Coverage:
  • 20 February 2003 to 11 October 2009
Version(s):V33
Temporal Resolution3 hourMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):H. Zwally, Robert Schutz, James Abshire

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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.

Zwally, H. J., R. Schutz, and J. Abshire. 2013. GLAS/ICESat L1A Global Engineering Data (HDF5), Version 33. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.5067/ICESAT/GLAS/DATA103. [Date Accessed].
A user guide is not available for this data set.
No technical references available for this data set.

FAQ

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