GLAH09 Level-2 cloud heights for multi-layer clouds contain cloud layer top and bottom height data at sampling rates of 4 sec, 1 sec, 5 Hz, and 40 Hz. Each data granule has an associated browse product.
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GLAS/ICESat L2 Global Cloud Heights for Multi-layer Clouds (HDF5), Version 33
For information about Version 33, see the NSIDC ICESat Description of Data Releases page.
|Temporal Resolution:||1288 minute|
|Data Contributor(s):||David Hancock, H. Zwally, Robert Schutz, John Dimarzio|
|Metadata XML:||View Metadata Record|
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, D. Hancock, and J. Dimarzio. 2013. GLAS/ICESat L2 Global Cloud Heights for Multi-layer Clouds (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/DATA202. [Date Accessed].
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