ICESat derived inland water surface spot heights (IWSH)

  • D Yamazaki (Creator)
  • Fiachra O'Loughlin (Creator)
  • PD Bates (Creator)
  • Jeff Neal (Creator)
  • Paul D Bates (Data Manager)



The format of the dataset are as follows:
Intermediate product (GLA14-WaterLevel) are named using the coordinates of the bottom left corner and the data is presented as:
Latitude Longitude Elevation Time of observation i_water i_adj.

Final Inland Water level database (Final) are named using the same convention of the intermediate product and the data is stored as .csv file is presented as:
Latitude, Longitude, Time of observation, mean elevation of observations, median elevations of observations, standard deviation, no of observations per transect.

The source codes, written in Matlab, are supplied if users want to reprocess the intermediate product with an alternative outlier removal method.

This dataset (IWSH) was derived from GLAS/ICESat GLA14 Global Land Surface Altimetry Data (Zwally et al, 2012). We kindly request that you cite the following citations in any publications.

O'Loughlin, F. E., Neal, J., Yamazaki, D. and Bates, P. D. (2016), ICESat derived inland water surface spot heights. Water Resour. Res. doi:10.1002/2015WR018237

Zwally, H.J., R. Schutz, C. Bentley, J. Bufton, T. Herring, J. Minster, J. Spinhirne, and R. Thomas. 2012. GLAS/ICESat L2 Antarctic and Greenland Ice Sheet Altimetry Data, Version 33, [GLA14]. Boulder, Colorado USA: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
Date made available1 Oct 2015
PublisherUniversity of Bristol

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