Tools

The following tables provide links to software for reading and viewing NASA ICESat/GLAS data.

Tool Description
HDFView Visual tool for browsing and editing HDF4 and HDF5 files.
HDF-EOS Tools and Information Center Provides example code for accessing and visualizing ICESat/GLAS data in MATLAB, Python, IDL, and NCL.
Panoply netCDF, HDF and GRIB Data Viewer Cross-platform application. Plots geo-gridded arrays from netCDF, HDF and GRIB datasets.
8-day and 91-day orbit files (ASCII) View the geodetic latitude and longitude location of the ICESat reference orbit ground tracks. The orbit files are in ASCII format. There is a single file for each orbit for both the 8 and 91 day repeat cycles. Each repeat cycle also has a single file containing all orbits.
Date Conversion Tool The ICESat/GLAS Date Conversion Tool includes several options for obtaining information related to laser track start time.
Track Conversion Tool The ICESat/GLAS Track Conversion Tool provides starting dates and times and related information for a Track for a specified laser period or for all laser periods.