Land Long Term Data Record, Terrestrial Information Systems, Hydrospheric and Biospheric Science Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
Data Center Description
Cryospheric research within the Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory addresses the physics of ice sheets and glaciers, sea ice, snow on ice and land, and their roles in the global climate system. Laboratory technology efforts develop new approaches to remote sensing measurements of critical physical processes. Previous Laboratory research, which led to the TOPEX/Poseidon mission, has now led also to Goddard leadership of the ICESat/GLAS altimeter - including present Laboratory support of GLAS data processing - plus ice sheet altimetry, the Mars Orbiting Laser Altimeter (MOLA), and our strong airborne ice topography validation program.