IceBridge LVIS L1B Geolocated Return Energy Waveforms, Version 2 (ILVIS1B)
This is the most recent version of these data.
- 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.
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.
AIRCRAFT, B-200, C-130, DC-8, G-V, HU-25C, P-3B, RQ-4
ALTIMETERS, LASERS, LVIS
30 October 2013 to 20 September 2017
Data Access & Tools
Many NSIDC DAAC data sets can be accessed using the NSIDC DAAC's Data Access Tool. This tool provides the ability to search and filter data with spatial and temporal constraints using a map-based interface.
To convert HDF5 files into binary format you will need to use the h5dump utility, which is part of the HDF5 distribution available from the HDF Group. How you install HDF5 depends on your operating system.