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ICESat First Light Release: A Closer View of the Coast

Elevation data from ICESat's GLAS instrument is quite detailed, as can be seen in this close-up view of a profile that passes near the Banzare Coast in Antarctica. (The green elevation profile in this animation is exaggerated vertically by a factor of 10x for aesthetic purposes.)

Visualization Credits

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

Additional credit goes to 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) 2003/02/21
RADARSAT-1/SAR 1997/09/26-1997/11/04
Terra/MODIS 2001/06-2001/09
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DLESE >> Climatology
DLESE >> Cryology
SVS >> Laser
NASA Science >> Earth