Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

Cryospheric and Polar Processes Seminar

Space Lasers!  ICESat-2 Data Products and Services by Dr. Steve Tanner, ICESat-2 Data Manager at NSIDC

ABSTRACT:  ICESat-2 was successfully launched on the morning of September 15, 2018.  Once it becomes operational in late 2018, ICESat-2’s 6 laser beams will canvas the Earth. They will measure the height of pretty much everything, on a scale and resolution that is unprecedented.  NASA’s National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) will host all of the ICESat-2 data over the coming years.  This talk with focus on ICESat-2’s instruments, details on each of the 20 products that will be available (from sea ice height to forest canopies and fresh water lakes), and the data services that will be available for researchers as they utilize these products.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018
11:00am to 12:00pm


NSIDC, RL-2, Room 155/153

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