ICESat-2 Data Sets at NSIDC

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

Version 5 data sets are being released as they become available. For some ATL products Version 4, 3, 2, or 1 is the most recent product version.

ID Title Spatial Coverage Temporal Coverage Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Parameter(s)
ATL02 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L1B Converted Telemetry Data, Version 5

GLOBAL

2018/10/13 Not applicable Not applicable Engineering Telemetry Ancillary Data
ATL03 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L2A Global Geolocated Photon Data, Version 5

GLOBAL

2018/10/13 70 cm 91 day TERRAIN ELEVATION
ATL03_ANC_MASKS ATLAS/ICESat-2 ATL03 Ancillary Masks, Version 1

GLOBAL

2018/10/13 0.05° Varies LAND ICE/OCEAN CLASSIFICATION, SEA ICE/OCEAN CLASSIFICATION
ATL04 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L2A Normalized Relative Backscatter Profiles, Version 5

GLOBAL

2018/10/13 280 m 91 day LIDAR BACKSCATTER
ATL06 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Land Ice Height, Version 5

GLOBAL

2018/10/14 20 m 91 day GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION
ATL07 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Sea Ice Height, Version 5

SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

2018/10/14 Varies 91 day SEA ICE ELEVATION
ATL07QL ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Sea Ice Height Quick Look, Version 5

SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

2022/04/16 Varies 91 day SEA ICE ELEVATION
ATL08 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Land and Vegetation Height, Version 5

GLOBAL

2018/10/14 Varies 91 day Canopy Height, TERRAIN ELEVATION
ATL08QL ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Land and Vegetation Height Quick Look, Version 5

GLOBAL

2022/04/16 Varies 91 day Canopy Height, TERRAIN ELEVATION
ATL09 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Calibrated Backscatter Profiles and Atmospheric Layer Characteristics, Version 5

GLOBAL

2018/10/13 280 m 91 day CLOUD PROPERTIES, LIDAR BACKSCATTER
ATL09QL ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Calibrated Backscatter Profiles and Atmospheric Layer Characteristics Quick Look, Version 5

GLOBAL

2022/04/14 280 m 91 day CLOUD PROPERTIES, LIDAR BACKSCATTER
ATL10 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Sea Ice Freeboard, Version 5

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

2018/10/14 Varies 91 day FREEBOARD
ATL10QL ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Sea Ice Freeboard Quick Look, Version 5

SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

2022/04/16 91 day FREEBOARD
ATL11 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3B Slope-Corrected Land Ice Height Time Series, Version 5

POLAR

2019/03/29 60 m 91 day GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION
ATL12 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Ocean Surface Height, Version 5

GLOBAL OCEAN

2018/10/13 91 day SEA SURFACE HEIGHT
ATL13 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Along Track Inland Surface Water Data, Version 5

GLOBAL LAND

2018/10/13 Varies 91 day Elevation
ATL13QL ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Along Track Inland Surface Water Data Quick Look, Version 5

GLOBAL LAND

2022/04/16 Varies 91 day Elevation
ATL14 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3B Gridded Antarctic and Arctic Land Ice Height, Version 1

POLAR

2018/10/14 100 m Not applicable GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION
ATL15 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3B Gridded Antarctic and Arctic Land Ice Height Change, Version 1

POLAR

2018/10/14 1 km 3 month GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION
ATL16 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3B Weekly Gridded Atmosphere, Version 4

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 4

GLOBAL

2018/10/13 1 degree 1 month AEROSOL FRACTION, APPARENT SURFACE REFLECTIVITY, BLOWING SNOW, CLOUD FRACTION, CLOUD OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
ATL19 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3B Monthly Gridded Dynamic Ocean Topography, Version 2

GLOBAL OCEAN

2018/10/13 25 km 1 month SEA SURFACE HEIGHT
ATL20 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3B Daily and Monthly Gridded Sea Ice Freeboard, Version 3

GLOBAL OCEAN

2018/10/14 25 km 1 month, 1 day FREEBOARD
ATL21 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3B Daily and Monthly Gridded Polar Sea Surface Height Anomaly, Version 2

GLOBAL OCEAN

2018/10/14 25 km 1 month, 1 day SEA SURFACE HEIGHT ANOMALY _SSHA_
ATL22 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3B Mean Inland Surface Water Data, Version 2

GLOBAL LAND

2018/10/14 Varies 1 day Elevation
ID Title Spatial Coverage Temporal Coverage Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Parameter(s)
ATL11 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3B Annual Land Ice Height, Version 4

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
ATL16 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3B Weekly Gridded Atmosphere, Version 3

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 3

GLOBAL

2018/10/13 1 degree 1 month AEROSOL FRACTION, APPARENT SURFACE REFLECTIVITY, BLOWING SNOW, CLOUD FRACTION, CLOUD OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
ATL19 ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3B Monthly Gridded Dynamic Ocean Topography, Version 1

GLOBAL OCEAN

2018/10/13 25 km 1 month SEA SURFACE HEIGHT
ID Title Spatial Coverage Temporal Coverage Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Parameter(s)
IS2GZANT ICESat-2 L4 Grounding Zone for Antarctic Ice Shelves, Version 1

ANTARCTICA

2019/03/30 to 2020/09/30
Not applicable 18 month GROUNDING LINE
IS2SITDAT4 ICESat-2 L4 Along-Track Sea Ice Thickness, Version 1

ARCTIC OCEAN

2018/10/14 to 2021/04/30
Varies 91 day FREEBOARD, ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS, SNOW DEPTH
IS2SITMOGR4 ICESat-2 L4 Monthly Gridded Sea Ice Thickness, Version 2

ARCTIC OCEAN

2018/11/01 to 2021/04/30
25 km 1 month FREEBOARD, ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS, SNOW DEPTH
NSIDC-0707 CryoSat-2 Sea Ice Freeboard, Thickness, and Snow Depth Quick Look, Version 1

ARCTIC

2015/03/01 to 2015/03/31
,
2014/03/01 to 2014/03/31
25km 30 day FREEBOARD, ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS, ICE ROUGHNESS, SEA ICE CONCENTRATION, SNOW DENSITY, SNOW DEPTH
NSIDC-0773 ICESat-2 and CryoSat-2 L4 Monthly Arctic Snow Depth and Sea Ice Thickness, Version 1

ARCTIC

Varies ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS, SNOW DEPTH
RDEFT4 CryoSat-2 Level-4 Sea Ice Elevation, Freeboard, and Thickness, Version 1

ARCTIC

2010/09/20 25 km 30 day FREEBOARD, ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS, ICE ROUGHNESS, SEA ICE CONCENTRATION, SNOW DENSITY, SNOW DEPTH
RDWES1B CryoSat-2 Level-1B Waveforms, Sea Ice Elevation, and Surface Roughness, Version 1

Arctic

2010/09/15 380 m 1 day SEA ICE ELEVATION, SURFACE ROUGHNESS