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ICESat / GLAS Data

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


Published Research

This page is a bibliography of research published in 2006 using NASA ICESat/GLAS data. Please contact NSIDC User Services if you have a reference you would like to share on this page.

Also, for a complete description of the the physical and mathematical concepts of the algorithms used in the generation of the ICESat/GLAS data products, see the ICESat/GLAS Algorithm Theoretical Basis Documents from the Center for Space Research at the University of Texas.

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Carabajal, C. 2006. SRTM C-Band and ICESat Laser Altimetry Elevation Comparisons as a Function of Tree Cover and Relief. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 72(3): 287-298.

Dessler, A., S. Palm, et al. 2006. Tropopause-Level Thin Cirrus Coverage Revealed by ICESat/Geoscience Laser Altimeter System. Journal of Geophysical Research 111(D08203), doi: 10.1029/2005JD006586.

Dessler, A., S. Palm, et al. 2006. Tropical Cloud-Top Height Distributions Revealed by the Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite (ICESat)/Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS). Journal of Geophysical Research 111(D12).

Duong, H., N. Pfeifer, et al. 2006. Analysis of Repeated ICESat Full Waveform Data: Methodology and Leaf-On/Leaf-Off Comparison. Workshop on 3D Remote Sensing in Forestry, Feb 2006, Vienna.

Duong, H., N. Pfeifer, et al. 2006. Full Waveform Analysis: ICESat Laser Data for Land Cover Classification. ISPRS Commission VII Mid-term Symposium - Remote Sensing: From Pixels to Processes: 30-35.

Eguchi, N., T. Yokota, et al. 2006. Cirrus Cloud Characteristics from the ICESat/GLAS Observations.  Geophysical Research Letters 34(9).

Filin, S. 2006. Calibration of Spaceborne Laser Altimeters - An Algorithm and the Site Selection Problem. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 44(6): 1484-1492.

Fricker, H. and L. Padman. 2006. Ice Shelf Grounding Zone Structure from ICESat Laser Altimetry. Geophysical Research Letters 33(L15502), doi: 10.1029/2006GL026907.

Helmer, E. and M. Lefsky. 2006. Forest Canopy Heights in Amazon River Basin Forests as Estimated with the Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS). USDA Forest Service Proceedings RMRS-P-42CD.

Horgan, H. and S. Anandakrishnan. 2006. Static Grounding Lines and Dynamic Ice Streams: Evidence from the Siple Coast, West Antarctica. Geophysical Research Letters 33(L18502), doi: 10.1029/2006GL027091.

Kovacs, T. 2006. Comparing Modis and Aeronet Aerosol Optical Depth at Varying Separation Distances to Assess Ground-Based Validation Strategies for Spaceborne LIDAR. Journal of Geophysical Research 111(D24203), doi: 10.1029/2006JD007349.

Kwok, R. and H. Zwally. 2006. ICESat Over Arctic Sea Ice: Interpretation of Altimetric and Reflectivity Profiles. Journal of Geophysical Research 111(C06006), doi: 10.1029/2005JC003175.

Laxon, S., S. Farrell, et al. 2006. Satellite Altimeter Estimates of Sea Ice Thickness and Mass Balance. Eos Transactions American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, abstract C13A-08.

Lefsky, M. A., D. J. Harding, et al. 2006. Estimates of Forest Canopy Height and Aboveground Biomass Using ICESat. Geophysical Research Letters 33(L22S02), doi: 10.1029/2005GL023971.

Nerem, R. S., E. Leuliette, et al. 2006. Present-Day Sea-Level Change: A Review. Comptes Rendus Geoscience 338(14-15): 1077-1083.

Rignot, E. 2006. Changes in Ice Dynamics and Mass Balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 364(1844): 1637-1655.

Sèze, G., F. Parol, et al. 2006. Comparison of Seviri Cloud Product with both the Polder and the Glas Space LIDAR One. Proceedings of the 3rd MSG RAO Workshop (ESA SP-619) 37.

Shiobara, M., M. Yabuki, et al. 2006. Arctic Experiment for ICESat/GLAS Ground Validation with a Micro-Pulse LIDAR at Ny-Alesund, Svalbard. Polar Meteorol Glaciol 20: 28–39.

Shuman, C., H. Zwally, et al. 2006. ICESat Antarctic Elevation Data: Preliminary Precision and Accuracy Assessment. Geophysical Research Letters 33(L07501), doi: 10.1029/2005GL025227.

Spreen, G., S. Kern, et al. 2006. Satellite-Based Estimates of Sea-Ice Volume Flux through Fram Strait. Annals of Glaciology 44(1): 321-328.

Surazakov, A. B. and V. B. Aizen. 2006. Estimating Volume Change of Mountain Glaciers Using SRTM and Map-Based Topographic Data. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 44(10): 2991-2995.

Wang, L. and A. Dessler. 2006. Instantaneous Cloud Overlap Statistics in the Tropical Area Revealed by ICESat/GLAS Data. Geophysical Research Letters 33(L15804), doi: 10.1029/2005GL024350.

Webb, C., J. Stauch, et al. 2006. ICESat Off-Nadir Laser Targeting: Theory and Practice (AAS 05-259). Advances in the Astronautical Sciences 123(1): 155.

Wilkinson, J. 2006. Use of a LIDAR Forward Model to Perform Global Cloud Fraction Comparisons Between the ICESat LIDAR and the ECMWF Model. Monthly Weather Review 136: 3742-3759.

Wu, W., A. Dessler, et al. 2006. Analysis of the Correlations between Atmospheric Boundary-Layer and Free-Tropospheric Temperatures in the Tropics. Geophysical Research Letters 33( L20707), doi: 10.1029/2006GL026708.

Yong, P., Y. Xinfang, et al. 2006. Waveform Length Extraction from ICEsat GLAS Data and Forest Application Analysis. Scientia Silvae Sinicae 42(7): 137.