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ICESat/GLAS

Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation / Geoscience Laser Altimeter System
Data

The following list includes ICESat/GLAS data sets and related products available from the NSIDC DAAC. NOTE: Access to GLAS binary data was removed 01 August, 2017. All GLAS data are available in HDF5 format. Also check out this related GLAS product not archived at NSIDC: ICESat: Sea Ice Thickness and Freeboard

Data for this collection: 15
NAME TEMPORAL COVERAGE PARAMETER(S)
GLAS/ICESat L1A Global Altimetry Data (HDF5), Version 33 (GLAH01) -
WAVEFORM
GLAS/ICESat L1A Global Atmosphere Data (HDF5), Version 33 (GLAH02) -
SENSOR COUNTS
GLAS/ICESat L1A Global Engineering Data (HDF5), Version 33 (GLAH03) -
TOTAL TEMPERATURE
GLAS/ICESat L1A Global Laser Pointing Data (HDF5), Version 33 (GLAH04) -
ATTITUDE CHARACTERISTICS VIEWING GEOMETRY
GLAS/ICESat L1B Global Backscatter Data (HDF5), Version 33 (GLAH07) -
AEROSOL BACKSCATTER SCATTERING TERRAIN ELEVATION
GLAS/ICESat L1B Global Elevation Data (HDF5), Version 34 (GLAH06) -
GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION GLACIER TOPOGRAPHY/ICE SHEET TOPOGRAPHY ICE ROUGHNESS ICE SHEETS REFLECTANCE SEA SURFACE HEIGHT SEA SURFACE SLOPE SURFACE ROUGHNESS TERRAIN ELEVATION
GLAS/ICESat L1B Global Waveform-based Range Corrections Data (HDF5), Version 34 (GLAH05) -
GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION GLACIER TOPOGRAPHY/ICE SHEET TOPOGRAPHY ICE SHEETS TERRAIN ELEVATION
GLAS/ICESat L2 Global Aerosol Vertical Structure Data (HDF5), Version 33 (GLAH10) -
AEROSOL BACKSCATTER AEROSOL EXTINCTION CLOUD REFLECTANCE TRANSMITTANCE
GLAS/ICESat L2 Global Antarctic and Greenland Ice Sheet Altimetry Data (HDF5), Version 34 (GLAH12) -
GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION GLACIER TOPOGRAPHY/ICE SHEET TOPOGRAPHY ICE SHEETS REFLECTANCE
GLAS/ICESat L2 Global Cloud Heights for Multi-layer Clouds (HDF5), Version 33 (GLAH09) -
CLOUD HEIGHT CLOUD VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION
GLAS/ICESat L2 Global Land Surface Altimetry Data (HDF5), Version 34 (GLAH14) -
REFLECTANCE TERRAIN ELEVATION
GLAS/ICESat L2 Global Planetary Boundary Layer and Elevated Aerosol Layer Heights (HDF5), Version 33 (GLAH08) -
AEROSOL PARTICLE PROPERTIES PLANETARY BOUNDARY LAYER HEIGHT
GLAS/ICESat L2 Global Thin Cloud/Aerosol Optical Depths Data (HDF5), Version 33 (GLAH11) -
AEROSOL OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS CLOUD OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
GLAS/ICESat L2 Ocean Altimetry Data (HDF5), Version 34 (GLAH15) -
REFLECTANCE SEA SURFACE HEIGHT SEA SURFACE SLOPE
GLAS/ICESat L2 Sea Ice Altimetry Data (HDF5), Version 34 (GLAH13) -
ICE ROUGHNESS REFLECTANCE SEA ICE ELEVATION