Due to planned system maintenance taking place on Wednesday, October 5 from 10 - 11 a.m. (USA Mountain Time), data set landing pages and other related data pages may be temporarily unavailable or behave unexpectedly during that timeframe.
For a list of known issues with this product, see the Known Issues document under the Documentation section of the page.
On Wednesday, October 5, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Mountain Time), the following data collections may not be available due to planned system maintenance: AMSR Unified, AMSR-E, Aquarius, High Mountain Asia, IceBridge, ICESat/GLAS, ICESat-2, LVIS, MEaSUREs, MODIS, SMAP, SnowEx, SSM/I-SSMIS and VIIRS.
ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Land Ice Height, Version 5 (ATL06)
This is the most recent version of these data.
For this version, the data set the h_robust_sprd parameter was removed from the ATL06_quality_summary flag.
This data set (ATL06) provides geolocated, land-ice surface heights (above the WGS 84 ellipsoid, ITRF2014 reference frame), plus ancillary parameters that can be used to interpret and assess the quality of the height estimates. The data were acquired by the Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System (ATLAS) instrument on board the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) observatory.
Programmatically request selected data products through our API. This tool is valuable for selecting just the parameters you need from big data sets. Apply spatial and temporal filters, subsetting, reformatting, and reprojection.
Access data directly from the NASA Earthdata Cloud via Amazon Web Services Simple Storage Service (AWS S3). This access option is only available when working within the us-west-2 region and requires additional AWS S3 credentials.
Compare decades of harmonized data across pre-IceBridge, IceBridge, ICESat/GLAS, and ICESat-2 data products. Access and visualize data using a download widget, map-based customization, API code examples, and other tools.
Utilize the Jupyterbook for the 2022 Hackweek virtual event and learn about the ICESat-2 satellite, data products, data-access tools, and more. Access past hackwork tutorials from the ICESat-2 Hackweek Github Organization listed in the Quick Links.
This webinar introduces the ICESat-2 mission and shows you how to explore, access and customize ICESat-2 data with the OpenAltimetry application, using NSIDC DAAC tools, and shows you how to subset, reformat and analyze the data using Python.
Many NSIDC DAAC data sets can be accessed using the NSIDC DAAC's Data Access Tool. This tool provides the ability to search and filter data with spatial and temporal constraints using a map-based interface.
To convert HDF5 files into binary format you will need to use the h5dump utility, which is part of the HDF5 distribution available from the HDF Group. How you install HDF5 depends on your operating system.
This guide will provide an overview of the altimetry measurements and data sets across the missions, as well as a guide for accessing the data through NASA Earthdata Search and programmatically using an Application Programming Interface (API).
All data from the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC) can be accessed directly from our HTTPS file system, using wget or curl. Basic command line instructions are provided in the article below.
NASA Earthdata Search is a map-based interface where a user can search for Earth science data, filter results based on spatial and temporal constraints, and order data with customizations including re-formatting, re-projecting, and spatial and parameter subsetting.