Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0523

Antarctic Active Subglacial Lake Inventory from ICESat Altimetry, Version 1

This data set contains lake boundaries, volume changes, and gridded elevations for 124 active subglacial lakes beneath the Antarctic ice sheet. Lakes were identified using laser altimetry data obtained from 2003 to 2009 by NASA's Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) mission. The data are provided in Keyhole Markup Language (KML), comma-separated values (CSV), and GEOTiff formats, and are available via FTP.

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Parameter(s):
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation > GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION
Data Format(s):Not specified
Spatial Coverage:
N: -60, 
S: -90, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):ICESAT
Spatial Resolution:
  • 1 to 50 x 1 to 50
Sensor(s):GLAS
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 September 2003 to 1 November 2009
Version(s):V1
Temporal ResolutionNot specifiedMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Ben Smith, Ian Joughin, Slawek Tulaczyk, Helen Fricker

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