Earth  ID: 11389

A Laser Scientist Answers 5 Questions about LVIS

With winter closing in, a new NASA airborne campaign got under way October 31, 2013 in Greenland. For the first time, the Laser Vegetation Imaging Sensor, or LVIS, is flying aboard NASA's new C-130 aircraft to measure the island's ice following a summer's melt. This data will complement measurements the LVIS instrument has taken in previous springtime campaigns as a part of Operation IceBridge, a six-year multi-instrument survey over both Arctic and Antarctic ice.

Credits

Jefferson Beck (USRA): Producer
Bryan Blair (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Michael Studinger (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Dan Gallagher (USRA): Videographer
Michael Studinger (NASA/GSFC): Videographer
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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Mission:
Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat)

Data Used:
LVIS
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Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> ICESat
SVS >> Laser Altimeter
GCMD >> Location >> Greenland
SVS >> Glaciers
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0