New data sets released: Multiple ICESat-2 data sets are now available at the NSIDC DAAC
Multiple Level-1B, Level-2, and Level-3A data sets from the Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) mission are now available at the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC). These data sets provide backscatter profiles; geolocated photon data; atmospheric layer characteristics; and geolocated surface elevations for land ice, sea ice, vegetation and land, and inland water. The data are available beginning 13 October 2018 and may have gaps in coverage due to processing lag times. These temporal and spatial data gaps are expected to be filled in the coming weeks. Additional Level-3A and Level-3B data sets will be released as the data become available, including higher level gridded data sets.
Access to the data and documentation is provided on the data set web pages at the NSIDC DAAC:
ATLAS/ICESat-2 L1B Converted Telemetry Data, Version 1 (ATL02)
Data authors: Martino, A. J., M. R. Bock, R. L. Jones III, T. A. Neumann, D. Hancock, P. W. Dabney, and C. E. Webb
Data set DOI: https://doi.org/10.5067/ATLAS/ATL02.001
ATLAS/ICESat-2 L2A Global Geolocated Photon Data, Version 1 (ATL03)
Data authors: Neumann, T. A., A. Brenner, D. Hancock, J. Robbins, J. Saba, K. Harbeck, and A. Gibbons.
Data set DOI: https://doi.org/10.5067/ATLAS/ATL03.001
ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Land and Vegetation Height, Version 1 (ATL08)
Data authors: Neuenschwander, A. L., S. C. Popescu, R. F. Nelson, D. Harding, K. L. Pitts, and J. Robbins
Data set DOI: https://doi.org/10.5067/ATLAS/ATL08.001
ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Calibrated Backscatter Profiles and Atmospheric Layer Characteristics, Version 1 (ATL09)
Data authors: Palm, S., U. C. Herzfeld, and Y. Yang.
Data set DOI: https://doi.org/10.5067/ATLAS/ATL09.001