GLAS/ICESat L1B Global Elevation Data (HDF5)
Entry ID: GLAH06

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Summary
Abstract: GLAH06 Level-1B Global Elevation is a product that is analogous to the geodetic data records distributed for radar altimetry missions. It contains elevations previously corrected for tides, atmospheric delays, and surface characteristics within the footprint. Elevation is calculated using the ice sheet parameterization. Additional information allows the user to calculate an elevation based on land, sea ice, or ocean algorithms. Each data granule has an associated browse product.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 86.0   S: -86.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Zwally, H., R. Schutz, J. Dimarzio, and D. Hancock.
Dataset Title: GLAS/ICESat L1B Global Elevation Data (HDF5)
Dataset Release Date: 2012-12-26
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 33
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/glah06.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-02-20
Stop Date: 2009-10-11
ISO Topic Category
Quality Each data granule has associated browse products that users can quickly view to determine the general quality of the data in the granule. Altimeter Frame Quality Flag is included in file level global attributes and includes a corrections flag. Indicates if all data in frame are good with appropriate corrections applied; or if some of data are not corrected or have measurement problems.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 6 MB
Distribution Format: HDF
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Bae, S. and B.E. Schutz. 2002. Precision attitude determination (PAD). GLAS algorithm theoretical basis document. Version 2.2. Austin, TX: Center for Space Research, University of Texas at Austin.

Brenner, A.C., C.R. Bentley, B.M. Csatho, D.J. Harding, M.A. Hofton, J. Minster, L. Roberts, J.L. Saba, R. Schutz, R.H. Thomas, D. Yi, and H.J. Zwally. 2000. Derivation of range and range ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-12-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-08-12
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