ABoVE 2019

In July-August 2019, the NASA LVIS Facility and LVIS Classic were deployed to sites in northern Canada and Alaska as part of NASA's Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) 2019 airborne campaign. During the 4 week deployment of LVIS, a total of 15 flights were flown over diverse science targets based out of multiple airports in Canada and Alaska. Flight trajectories and preliminary coverage maps are available on this page.


Use the python code posted here to view the data products from this mission.

LVIS Mission Information

LVIS Lidars
Instruments: LVIS Facility LVIS Classic
Flight Platform: NASA Gulfstream V
Nominal Flight Altitude: 41,000'
Nominal LVIS Swath Width: 2.5 km (200 mrad)
Nominal Footprint Diameter: 10m
(0.75 mrad)
25m
(2 mrad)
LVIS Cameras
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5DS R
Lens Models: Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar
T* 100mm f/2 ZE
Carl Zeiss Planar
T* 85mm f/1.4 ZE
Image Resolution: 50.3 Megapixels
8688px x 5792px
50.3 Megapixels
5792px x 8688px
Nominal Resolution: 4.2km x 2.8km (0.5m/px) 3.3km x 4.9km (0.6m/px)
Nominal Overlap: 67% 80%
Data Product: LVISCAM1 (mounted next to LVIS Facility) LVISCAM2 (mounted next to LVIS Classic)

Resources

Airports

  • KEFD - Ellington Field (Houston, TX, USA)
  • CYZF - Yellowknife Airport (Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada)
  • PAFA - Fairbanks Int'l Airport (Fairbanks, AK, USA)
  • KSLC - Salt Lake City Int'l Airport (Salt Lake City, UT, USA)

Data Products

LVIS Data Products Format Download Location
Flight TrajectoriesKMZThis page
Coverage MapsKMZThis page
LVIS Classic L1B Geolocated WaveformsHDF, LDS 2.0.3NSIDC
LVIS Classic L2 Elevation and Height ProductsASCII TXT, LDS 2.0.3NSIDC
LVIS Facility L1B Geolocated WaveformsHDF, LDS 2.0.3NSIDC
LVIS Facility L2 Elevation and Height ProductsASCII TXT, LDS 2.0.3NSIDC


View MJD Date Region / Remarks GPS Flight Trajectory Preliminary LVIS Coverage* (Key) L2 Gridded KMZs† Photo KMZs†
Classic Facility CAM1 CAM2
58676 12 Jul 2019 Houston to Yellowknife, GEDI Reference Ground Tracks [kmz] [kmz] [ZG 1/2]
[ZG 2/2]
[RH95 1/2]
[RH95 2/2]
[kmz] [kmz]
58677 13 Jul 2019 BERMS, PAD, 2010 Lidar [kmz] [kmz] [ZG 1/2]
[ZG 2/2]
[RH95 1/2]
[RH95 2/2]
[kmz] [kmz]
58679 15 Jul 2019 McKenzie River, Normal Wells, Scotty Creek, ICESat-2, Great Slave Lake [kmz] [kmz] [ZG 1/2]
[ZG 2/2]
[RH95 1/2]
[RH95 2/2]
[kmz] [kmz]
58680 16 Jul 2019 Daring Lake, PAD, Great Slave Lake, 2010 Lidar [kmz] [kmz] [ZG 1/2]
[ZG 2/2]
[RH95 1/2]
[RH95 2/2]
[kmz] [kmz]
58682 18 Jul 2019 Yellowknife to Fairbanks, Kakisa Lake, Scotty Crek, 2010 Lidar, Delta Junction, ICESat-2 [kmz] [kmz] [ZG 1/2]
[ZG 2/2]
[RH95 1/2]
[RH95 2/2]
[kmz] [kmz]
58686 22 Jul 2019 Healy, Bonanza Creek, Yukon Flats, Delta Junction [kmz] [kmz] [ZG 1/2]
[ZG 2/2]
[RH95 1/2]
[RH95 2/2]
[kmz] [kmz]
58687 23 Jul 2019 Southwest Alaska, Central Interior [kmz] [kmz] [ZG 1/2]
[ZG 2/2]
[RH95 1/2]
[RH95 2/2]
[kmz] [kmz]
58689 25 Jul 2019 Northern Alaska, Prudhoe Bay, Old Crow, Mackenzie River, Inuvik, Delta Junction, Shovel Creek [kmz] [kmz] [ZG 1/2]
[ZG 2/2]
[RH95 1/2]
[RH95 2/2]
[kmz] [kmz]
58691 27 Jul 2019 Seward Peninsula, Shovel Creek, Delta Junction [kmz] [kmz] [ZG 1/2]
[ZG 2/2]
[RH95 1/2]
[RH95 2/2]
[kmz] [kmz]
58692 28 Jul 2019 Seward Peninsula, YK Delta, Shovel Creek [kmz] [kmz] [ZG 1/2]
[ZG 2/2]
[RH95 1/2]
[RH95 2/2]
[kmz] [kmz]
58693 29 Jul 2019 Western Alaska, Utqiagvik, Nuisqut, ICESat-2, Shovel Creek [kmz] [kmz] [ZG 1/2]
[ZG 2/2]
[RH95 1/2]
[RH95 2/2]
[kmz] [kmz]
58695 31 Jul 2019 Yukon Territory, Kluane Lake, Whitehorse, Fort Watson, ICESat-2 [kmz] [kmz] [ZG 1/2]
[ZG 2/2]
[RH95 1/2]
[RH95 2/2]
[kmz] [kmz]
58696 01 Aug 2019 ICESat-2, 2010 Lidar, Shovel Creek [kmz] [kmz] [ZG 1/2]
[ZG 2/2]
[RH95 1/2]
[RH95 2/2]
[kmz] [kmz]
58702 06 Aug 2019 Fairbanks to Salt Lake City, ICESat-2, Wind River, GEDI Reference Ground Tracks [kmz] [kmz] [ZG 1/2]
[ZG 2/2]
[RH95 1/2]
[RH95 2/2]
[kmz] [kmz]
58702 07 Aug 2019 Salt Lake City to Houston, GEDI Reference Ground Tracks [kmz] [kmz] [ZG 1/2]
[ZG 2/2]
[RH95 1/2]
[RH95 2/2]
[kmz] [kmz]
Jul - Aug 2019 All Flights [kmz]

*Preliminary LVIS Coverage locations are generated shortly after a flight and based on quicklook product information and are intended for general guidance only.
Key: Red=0%, Pink=1-10%, Orange=10-20%, Yellow=20-50%, Green=50-100%
†Warning: Gridded and Photo KMZ files files are large and may take some time to load in Google Earth