Data Set ID: 
GLAH04

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

Level-1A global laser pointing data (GLAH04) contain two orbits of attitude data from the spacecraft star tracker, instrument star tracker, gyro, and laser reference system, and other spacecraft attitude data required to calculate precise laser pointing.

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):
  • PLATFORM CHARACTERISTICS > ATTITUDE CHARACTERISTICS
  • PLATFORM CHARACTERISTICS > VIEWING GEOMETRY
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):ALTIMETERS, CD, GLAS, GPS, GPS Receiver, LA, PC
Temporal Coverage:
  • 20 February 2003 to 11 October 2009
Version(s):V33
Temporal ResolutionNot specifiedMetadata 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 Laser Pointing 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/DATA104. [Date Accessed].
A user guide is not available for this data set.
No technical references available for this data set.

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