Earth  ID: 12663

ICESat-2 Elevates Our View of Earth

ICESat-2 will provide scientists with height measurements that create a global portrait of Earth’s third dimension, gathering data that can precisely track changes of terrain including glaciers, sea ice, forests and more. The single instrument on ICESat-2 is ATLAS, the Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System, will measure melting ice sheets and investigate how this effects sea level rise, investigate changes in the mass of ice sheets and glaciers, estimate and study sea ice thickness, and measure the height of vegetation in forests and other ecosystems worldwide.
 

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Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Lead Producer
Adriana Manrique Gutierrez (USRA): Lead Animator
Chris Meaney (KBRwyle): Lead Animator
Rob Andreoli (AIMM): Lead Videographer
John Caldwell (AIMM): Videographer
Jefferson Beck (USRA): Videographer
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Lead Editor
Thorsten Markus (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
Thomas A. Neumann Ph.D. (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
Thorsten Markus (NASA/GSFC): Lead Interviewee
Thomas A. Neumann Ph.D. (NASA/GSFC): Lead Interviewee
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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Mission:
Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2)

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Keywords:
SVS >> Elevation data
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Polar Ice
SVS >> Hyperwall
NASA Science >> Earth