IceBridge LVIS L1B Geolocated Return Energy Waveforms, Version 2 (ILVIS1B)
Data set:
ILVIS1B
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Version Summary

  • Version 2 data are in HDF5 format beginning with the 2013 Arctic campaign.

  • Version 1 data are in binary format for 2012 and earlier campaigns.

Overview

This data set contains return energy waveform data measured over Greenland, Alaska, and Antarctica by the NASA Land, Vegetation, and Ice Sensor (LVIS), an airborne lidar scanning laser altimeter. The data were collected as part of Operation IceBridge funded campaigns.
Data Contributor(s):
  • J.
    Blair
  • Michelle
    Hofton
Parameter(s):
SENSOR COUNTS
Platform(s):
AIRCRAFT, B-200, C-130, DC-8, G-V, HU-25C, P-3B, RQ-4
Sensor(s):
ALTIMETERS, LASERS, LVIS
Data Format(s):
HDF5
Temporal Coverage:
30 October 2013 to 20 September 2017
Temporal Resolution:
Varies
Spatial Resolution:
Varies
Varies
Spatial Coverage:
N:
-53
S:
-90
E:
180
W:
-180
N:
90
S:
60
E:
180
W:
-180

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