Data Set ID:

ABoVE LVIS L0 Raw Ranges, Version 1

This data set contains raw Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), Global Positioning System (GPS), and camera data over Alaska and Western Canada measured by the NASA Land, Vegetation, and Ice Sensor (LVIS), an airborne lidar scanning laser altimeter. The data were collected as part of NASA's Terrestrial Ecology Program campaign, the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE).

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary:

Initial release

BASIC Level of Service

Data: Data integrity verified

Documentation: Key metadata and links to supporting documentation available

User Support: Assistance with data access and basic data usage

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Data Format(s):
  • JPS
  • Binary
  • JPEG
Spatial Coverage:
N: 72, 
S: 48, 
E: -104, 
W: -158
Platform(s):B-200, C-130, DC-8, G-V, HU-25C, P-3B, RQ-4
Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies x Varies
Sensor(s):LVIS, LVIS Camera
Temporal Coverage:
  • 29 June 2017 to 17 July 2017
Temporal ResolutionVariesMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):J. Blair, Michelle Hofton

Geographic Coverage

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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.

Hofton, M. and J. B. Blair. 2019. ABoVE LVIS L0 Raw Ranges, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: [Date Accessed].
A user guide is not available for this data set.
No technical references available for this data set.


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