Data Set ID:

IceBridge LVIS POS/AV L1B Corrected Position and Attitude Data, Version 1

This data set contains georeferencing data from the Applanix 510 and 610 POS AV systems flown with the Land, Vegetation, and Ice Sensor (LVIS) over Greenland, Antarctica, and Alaska. The data were collected as part of Operation IceBridge funded campaigns, including the Arctic Radiation - IceBridge Sea and Ice Experiment (ARISE).

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary:

Initial release

BASIC Level of Service

Data: Data integrity verified

Documentation: Key metadata and links to supporting documentation available

User Support: Assistance with data access and basic data usage

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  • Platform Characteristics > Attitude Characteristics
Data Format(s):
  • Binary
Spatial Coverage:
N: -53, 
N: 90, 
N: 75, 
S: -90, 
S: 60, 
S: 72, 
E: 180, 
E: 180, 
E: -140, 
W: -180
W: -180
W: -160
Platform(s):B-200, G-V, HU-25C
Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies x Varies
Sensor(s):LVIS POS/AV
Temporal Coverage:
  • 15 April 2011 to 4 October 2014
(updated 2015)
Temporal ResolutionVariesMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):J. Blair, Michelle Hofton, Matthew Beckley, Colleen Brooks

Geographic Coverage

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As a condition of using these data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Brooks, C., M. Beckley, J. B. Blair, and M. Hofton. 2012, updated 2015. IceBridge LVIS POS/AV L1B Corrected Position and Attitude Data, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: [Date Accessed].
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