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ICESat First Light Release: Antarctica, from Coast to Coast

ICESat's first topographic profiles across the continent reveal the textured surfaces of Antarctic ice sheets in unprecedented detail. The following profile spans the entire Antarctic continent from coast to coast. The transect begins near Wrigley Gulf, crosses the Ross Ice Shelf and central Antarctica, finally tapering off at the Amery Ice Shelf. The high flat area in the center of the continent is called the East Antarctic plateau.

Visualization Credits

Alex Kekesi (GST): Lead Animator
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Christopher Shuman (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Jay Zwally (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, Canadian Space Agency, RADARSAT International Inc.

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Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat)

Data Used:
ICESat/GLAS/L1B Global Elevation Data (GLA06)
Additional credit goes to Canadian Space Agency, RADARSAT International Inc.
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This item is part of this series:

SVS >> Laser
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Land Surface >> Topography >> Terrain Elevation
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