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Sea Ice Surface Elevation from IceBridge ATM LIDAR, Arctic, from 2009 to 2018 Airborne Surveys
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This dataset contains the NOAA / NESDIS / STAR / LSA Polar Ocean Data System (PODS) Arctic Gridded Surface Elevation Product. The Gridded Surface Elevation Product is derived from Airborne Topographic Mapper (ATM) lidar elevation data acquired during annual, low-altitude NASA Operation IceBridge airborne surveys over Arctic sea ice. IceBridge ATM data were acquired between March and May, 2009 - 2019. Due to the conical scanning geometry of the ATM lidar, across-track sampling is non-uniform, with sampling density greatest at the swath edges. To account for the variation in sample density, ATM elevation data are gridded (See Figure 1 on Data Product Webpage). Each grid cell has an along-track dimension of 30 m and an across-track dimension that is inversely proportional to the across-track sampling density. The grid configuration optimizes ATM sample density providing high-resolution measurements of elevation while still containing enough point measurements for robust statistical calculations. Citation: Users are asked to cite the following publication whenever these data are used:
Connor, L., S. Farrell and D. McAdoo (2017), A decadal study of interannual variability in Arctic sea ice freeboard using airborne laser altimetry (2006-2016), presented at the 2017 IGS International Symposium on Polar Ice, Polar Climate, and Polar Change, Boulder, Colorado, 14-19 Aug. 2017.
Point of Contact: Laurence.Connor@noaa.gov
Data Product Webpage: https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/sod/lsa/SeaIce/SurfaceElevation.php
Mar 31, 2009 to Apr 16, 2018
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