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Volume 11, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 11, 681-692, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-681-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
The Cryosphere, 11, 681-692, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-681-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 08 Mar 2017

Research article | 08 Mar 2017

Assessment of NASA airborne laser altimetry data using ground-based GPS data near Summit Station, Greenland

Kelly M. Brunt et al.
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Base station GPS data UNAVCO Data Archive Interface http://unavco.org/data/gps-gnss/data-access-methods/dai2/app/dai2.html

NASA ATM and the LVIS (2010) data NSIDC Operation IceBridge Data Portal http://nsidc.org/icebridge/portal/

Pre-IceBridge LVIS data (2007) NSIDC https://nsidc.org/data/blvis2

MABEL ICESat-2 simulation data NASA Goddard Space Flight Center http://icesat-2.gsfc.nasa.gov/icesat2/data/mabel/mabel_docs.php

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This manuscript presents an analysis of NASA airborne lidar data based on in situ GPS measurements from the interior of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Results show that for two airborne altimeters, surface elevation biases are less than 0.12 m and measurement precisions are 0.09 m or better. The study concludes that two NASA airborne lidars are sufficiently characterized to form part of a satellite data validation strategy, specifically for ICESat-2, scheduled to launch in 2018.
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