Data Locations

Since 1998, LVIS has flown in several regions around the world including the Arctic (Greenland, Alaska, and Canada), the Antarctic, the continental United States, Africa, and Costa Rica.

Below is a list of all of LVIS's missions organized by region with the most recent missions on top. Click a mission's "Year" to view a thumbnail containing all trajectories for that mission.

Greenland

LVIS has flown over Greenland numerous times between 2007 and 2017 for Operation IceBridge.

Canada and Alaska

LVIS has flown over Canada and Alaska in 2010, 2014, 2017, and 2019 for missions including ARISE, IceBridge, and ABoVE.

Africa

LVIS flew over Africa in 2016 for AfriSAR.

Mission Year Platform Data
AfriSAR Winter 2016 NASA Langley KingAir B-200 View Data

Antarctica

LVIS has flown over Antarctica several times between 2009 and 2015 for Operation IceBridge.

Mission Year Platform Data
IceBridge Fall 2015 NSF/NCAR G-V View Data
IceBridge Fall 2011 NSF/NCAR G-V View Data
IceBridge Fall 2010 DC-8 View Data
IceBridge Fall 2009 DC-8 View Data
All

United States

LVIS has extensive data from the United States.

Region States Year Platform Data
Southeast TX, OK, NM, LA, MI, AL, TN, AK, FL, GA, NC, SC Summer 2019 NASA JSC Gulfstream V View Data
East Coast MA, ME, NH, NY Summer 2009 DOE King Air B-200 View Data
Western States CA, NM, NV Fall 2008 DOE King Air B-200 View Data
Sierra Nevada and Arkansas AR, CA Summer 2006 DOE King Air B-200 View Data
Florida Gulf Coast FL Summer 2005 NOAA Cessna Citation II View Data
Patuxent Watershed MD Summer 2003 NOAA Cessna Citation II View Data
East Coast MA, MD, ME, NH, VA Summer 2003 NOAA Cessna Citation II View Data
East and West Coasts CA, MA, NC, NH, SC, TN Fall 1999 NASA C-130 View Data

Costa Rica and Panama

LVIS has flown over Costa Rica in 1998, 2005, and 2019. The 1998 deployment included a flight over Panama.

Region Year Platform Data
Costa Rica and Central America Summer 2019 NASA JSC Gulfstream V View Data
Costa Rica Spring 2005 DOE King Air View Data
Costa Rica and Panama Spring 1998 NASA C-130 View Data

Additional Downloads

Use the KMZ files below to view location data from various missions.

Description Filename File size File Type Click to download
LVIS Flight Locations 1998-2010 lvis.kml 67 KB kml download_trans.gif
LVIS Flight Trajectories 1998-2019 trajAllFlights1998-2019_LVIS.kmz 4.1 MB kmz download_trans.gif