ICESat-2 Data Sets at NSIDC

The following tables list the ICESat-2 data sets that are currently available at NSIDC.

Version 3 data sets are being released as they become available. As such, Version 2 is the most recent version of some data sets.

ID Title Spatial Coverage Temporal Coverage Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Parameter(s)
ATL02 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L1B Converted Telemetry Data, Version 4

GLOBAL

2018/10/13 Not applicable Not applicable Engineering Telemetry Ancillary Data
ATL03 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L2A Global Geolocated Photon Data, Version 4

GLOBAL

2018/10/13 70 cm 91 day TERRAIN ELEVATION
ATL04 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L2A Normalized Relative Backscatter Profiles, Version 4

GLOBAL

2018/10/13 280 m 91 day LIDAR BACKSCATTER
ATL06 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Land Ice Height, Version 4

GLOBAL

2018/10/14 20 m 91 day GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION
ATL07 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Sea Ice Height, Version 4

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

2018/10/14 Varies 91 day SEA ICE ELEVATION
ATL08 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Land and Vegetation Height, Version 4

GLOBAL

2018/10/14 Varies 91 day Canopy Height, TERRAIN ELEVATION
ATL09 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Calibrated Backscatter Profiles and Atmospheric Layer Characteristics, Version 4

GLOBAL

2018/10/13 280 m 91 day CLOUD PROPERTIES, LIDAR BACKSCATTER
ATL10 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Sea Ice Freeboard, Version 4

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

2018/10/14 Varies 91 day FREEBOARD
ATL11 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3B Annual Land Ice Height, Version 2

POLAR

2019/03/29 60 m 91 day GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION
ATL12 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Ocean Surface Height, Version 4

GLOBAL OCEAN

2018/10/13 Varies 91 day SEA SURFACE HEIGHT
ATL13 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Inland Water Surface Height, Version 3

GLOBAL LAND

2018/10/13 Varies 91 day Elevation
ATL16 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3B Weekly Gridded Atmosphere, Version 2

POLAR

2018/10/13 2 degrees 7 days to 10 days AEROSOL FRACTION, APPARENT SURFACE REFLECTIVITY, BLOWING SNOW, CLOUD FRACTION, CLOUD OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
ATL17 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3B Monthly Gridded Atmosphere, Version 2

GLOBAL

2018/10/13 1 degree 1 month AEROSOL FRACTION, APPARENT SURFACE REFLECTIVITY, BLOWING SNOW, CLOUD FRACTION, CLOUD OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
ATL20 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3B Daily and Monthly Gridded Sea Ice Freeboard, Version 1

GLOBAL OCEAN

2018/11/01 25 km 1 month, 1 day FREEBOARD
ID Title Spatial Coverage Temporal Coverage Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Parameter(s)
ATL02 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L1B Converted Telemetry Data, Version 2

GLOBAL

2018/10/13 to 2020/03/11
Not applicable Not applicable Engineering Telemetry Ancillary Data
ATL02 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L1B Converted Telemetry Data, Version 3

GLOBAL

2018/10/13 Not applicable Not applicable Engineering Telemetry Ancillary Data
ATL03 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L2A Global Geolocated Photon Data, Version 2

GLOBAL

2018/10/13 to 2019/11/15
70 cm 91 day TERRAIN ELEVATION
ATL03 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L2A Global Geolocated Photon Data, Version 3

GLOBAL

2018/10/13 70 cm 91 day TERRAIN ELEVATION
ATL04 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L2A Normalized Relative Backscatter Profiles, Version 2

GLOBAL

2018/10/13 to 2019/11/15
280 m 91 day LIDAR BACKSCATTER
ATL04 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L2A Normalized Relative Backscatter Profiles, Version 3

GLOBAL

2018/10/13 280 m 91 day LIDAR BACKSCATTER
ATL06 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Land Ice Height, Version 2

GLOBAL

2018/10/14 to 2019/11/15
20 m 91 day GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION
ATL06 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Land Ice Height, Version 3

GLOBAL

2018/10/14 20 m 91 day GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION
ATL07 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Sea Ice Height, Version 2

SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

2018/10/14 to 2019/11/15
Varies 91 day SEA ICE ELEVATION
ATL07 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Sea Ice Height, Version 3

SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

2018/10/14 Varies 91 day SEA ICE ELEVATION
ATL08 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Land and Vegetation Height, Version 2

GLOBAL

2018/10/14 to 2019/11/15
Varies 91 day Canopy Height, TERRAIN ELEVATION
ATL08 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Land and Vegetation Height, Version 3

GLOBAL

2018/10/14 Varies 91 day Canopy Height, TERRAIN ELEVATION
ATL09 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Calibrated Backscatter Profiles and Atmospheric Layer Characteristics, Version 2

GLOBAL

2018/10/13 to 2019/11/15
280 m 91 day CLOUD PROPERTIES, LIDAR BACKSCATTER
ATL09 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Calibrated Backscatter Profiles and Atmospheric Layer Characteristics, Version 3

GLOBAL

2018/10/13 280 m 91 day CLOUD PROPERTIES, LIDAR BACKSCATTER
ATL10 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Sea Ice Freeboard, Version 2

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

2018/10/14 to 2019/11/15
Varies 91 day FREEBOARD
ATL10 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Sea Ice Freeboard, Version 3

SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

2018/10/14 Varies 91 day FREEBOARD
ATL11 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3B Annual Land Ice Height, Version 1

POLAR

2019/03/29 60 m 91 day GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION
ATL12 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Ocean Surface Height, Version 2

GLOBAL OCEAN

2018/10/13 to 2019/11/15
Varies 91 day SEA SURFACE HEIGHT
ATL12 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Ocean Surface Height, Version 3

GLOBAL OCEAN

2018/10/13 Varies 91 day SEA SURFACE HEIGHT
ATL13 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Inland Water Surface Height, Version 2

GLOBAL LAND

2018/10/13 to 2019/11/15
Varies 91 day Elevation