IceBridge 2012, Greenland


In Spring 2012, the NASA LVIS was deployed to Greenland for NASA's Operation IceBridge Spring Campaign based out of Thule and Kangerlussuaq. Multiple flights were flown over sea ice and the icesheet. Data are available in Level1B and Level2 formats. The Level1b data files contain the geolocated laser waveform data for each laser footprint. The Level2 data files contain elevations of reflecting surfaces, derived from the Level1b data.


Level 2 files are much smaller and more manageable. For those users not familiar with waveform lidar data, we recommend that you start with the Level2 files before moving to the Level1b files (e.g., for context or to apply different algorithms). The Level1B data are in HDF5 and the Level2 data are in ascii.



LVIS Mission Information

LVIS Lidar
Instrument Version: LVIS
Flight Platform: NASA HU-25C Falcon Jet
Nominal Flight Altitude: 28,000'
Nominal LVIS Swath Width: 1.8km
Nominal LVIS Footprint Diameter: 20m

Resources

Data Products

LVIS Data Products Format Download Location
Flight TrajectoriesKMZThis page
LVIS L1B Geolocated WaveformsHDF, LDS 1.04NSIDC
LVIS L2 Elevation and Height ProductsASCII TXT, LDS 1.04NSIDC



Display MJD Date Region / Remarks Platform Flight Trajectory
56045 28 Apr 2012 North-West Passage NASA HU-25C Falcon Jet [JPEG] [PDF] [kmz] [shp]
56047 30 Apr 2012 Land Ice 1 & 2 NASA HU-25C Falcon Jet [JPEG] [PDF] [kmz] [shp]
56048 01 May 2012 Transit to Kangerlussuaq NASA HU-25C Falcon Jet [JPEG] [PDF] [kmz] [shp]
56049 02 May 2012 Southern ICESat Lines NASA HU-25C Falcon Jet [JPEG] [PDF] [kmz] [shp]
56050 03 May 2012 Narsap/Saqqap Racetrack NASA HU-25C Falcon Jet [JPEG] [PDF] [kmz] [shp]
56051 04 May 2012 South-East Flight #1 NASA HU-25C Falcon Jet [JPEG] [PDF] [kmz] [shp]
56052 05 May 2012 Qajuuttap Glacier NASA HU-25C Falcon Jet [JPEG] [PDF] [kmz] [shp]
56054 07 May 2012 South-East Flights #2 & #3 NASA HU-25C Falcon Jet [JPEG] [PDF] [kmz] [shp]
56055 08 May 2012 South-East Flight #4 NASA HU-25C Falcon Jet [JPEG] [PDF] [kmz] [shp]
56056 09 May 2012 South-East Flights #5 & #6 NASA HU-25C Falcon Jet [JPEG] [PDF] [kmz] [shp]
56057 10 May 2012 South-East Flights #7 & #8 NASA HU-25C Falcon Jet [JPEG] [PDF] [kmz] [shp]
Apr - May 2012 All Greenland 2012 Flights NASA HU-25C Falcon Jet [kmz] [shp]