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ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Sea Ice Freeboard Quick Look, Version 6
Data set id:
ATL10QL
DOI: 10.5067/ATLAS/ATL10QL.006
This is the most recent version of these data.
Version Summary
Changes for Version 6 include:

  • Removed interpolated reference surfaces with no sea ice segments

  • Updated the mean sea surface (MSS) variables description

  • Updated the ATL10 group structure

  • Implemented land filtering

Overview

ATL10QL is the quick look version of ATL10. Once final ATL10 files are available the corresponding ATL10QL files will be removed. ATL10 contains estimates of sea ice freeboard, calculated using three different approaches. Sea ice leads used to establish the reference sea surface and descriptive statistics used in the height estimates are also provided. 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.
Parameter(s):
FREEBOARD
Platform(s):
ICESat-2
Sensor(s):
ATLAS
Data Format(s):
HDF5
Temporal Coverage:
28 December 2023 to present
Temporal Resolution:
  • 91 day
Spatial Resolution:
  • Not Specified
Spatial Reference System(s):
WGS 84
EPSG:4326
Spatial Coverage:
N:
90
S:
-90
E:
180
W:
-180
Blue outlined yellow areas on the map below indicate the spatial coverage for this data set.

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