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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.

Version Summary:

For information about Version 33, see the NSIDC ICESat Description of Data Releases page.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 86, S: -86, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
  • 60 m to 70 m x 60 m to 70 m
Temporal Coverage:
  • 20 February 2003 to 11 October 2009
Temporal Resolution: 3 hour
Parameter(s):
  • Platform Characteristics > Attitude Characteristics
  • Platform Characteristics > Viewing Geometry
Platform(s) ICESAT
Sensor(s): ALTIMETERS, GLAS
Data Format(s):
  • HDF
Version: V33
Data Contributor(s): H. Zwally, Robert Schutz, James Abshire

Data Citation

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/ICESAT/GLAS/DATA104. [Date Accessed].
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