ICESat First Light Release: Following ICESat

  • Released Thursday, May 15th, 2003
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:57PM
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In this visualization we ride along with the ICESat spacecraft as its laser measures detailed changes in surface topography. This was produced in support of the ICESat first light release.

Video slate image reads "ICESat First Light: Following ICESat".

Video slate image reads "ICESat First Light: Following ICESat".


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, Canadian Space Agency, RADARSAT International Inc. The Blue Marble Next Generation data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC) and NASA's Earth Observatory.


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