IceBridge Merged Photon Counting Lidar/Profiler L4 Surface Slope and Elevations, Version 1 (ILSNP4)
Data set:
ILSNP4
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Version Summary
Initial release

Overview

This data set contains geolocated surface elevation measurements captured over Antarctica using the Sigma Space Mapping Photon Counting Lidar and Riegl Laser Altimeter. The data were collected by scientists working on the International Collaborative Exploration of the Cryosphere through Airborne Profiling (ICECAP) project, which was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Collaborative Research Center, and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) with additional support from NASA Operation IceBridge.
Data Contributor(s):
  • Donald
    Blankenship
  • Scott
    Kempf
  • Duncan
    Young
  • Laura
    Lindzey
Parameter(s):
GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION SEA ICE ELEVATION
Platform(s):
BT-67
Sensor(s):
Sigma Space Lidar
Data Format(s):
HDF
Temporal Coverage:
25 November 2010 to 4 December 2012
Temporal Resolution:
Varies
Spatial Resolution:
10 m
10 m
Spatial Coverage:
N:
-53
S:
-90
E:
180
W:
-180

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