GLAH09_033

GLAS/ICESat L2 Global Cloud Heights for Multi-layer Clouds (HDF5) V033

Version 033
  • Abstract
    The level 2 cloud layer height data with top and bottom heights, and ground heights are provided at a minimum of once per 4 seconds. Data granules will contain approximately 23 hours (14 orbits) of data.
  • Purpose
    GLAH09 contains the cloud layer heights for researchers. Cloud layer height data consist of top and bottom heights for up to 10 layers below 20 km at 0.25 hz and 5 hz (40hz for below 4 km). Ground heights are provided at each resolution. Each GLAH09 file was created from an equivalent GLA09 binary file. The data used to create the GLAH09 values are contained in the equivalent GLAHxx files for the GLAxx files. See the provenance metadata for the creation of the GLA09.
  • Version Description
    Initial Version

Data Identification Fields:

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    Data Dates
    Creation
    Last Revision
    Processing Level

    2

    Geophysical Quantities at the sensor resolution or geolocated

    Quality
    Collection Progress

    In Work

    Access Constraints

    Data may not be reproduced or distributed without including the CitationForExternalPublication for this product included in this Metadata. Data may not be distributed in an altered form without the written permission of the GLAS Science Team.

    Metadata Associations
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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD HEIGHT
    • CLOUD LAYER HEIGHTS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION
    • CLOUD LAYER HEIGHTS

Acquisition Information Fields:

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Platforms
  • Spacecraft
    ICESat
    Instruments
    • GLAS
    • GPS

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Temporal Keywords
  • Day

Spatial Information Fields:

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN ORBIT
Location Keywords
    • GEOGRAPHIC REGION
    • GLOBAL

Data Centers

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  • GSFC I-SIPS
    PROCESSOR

    This data center does not have any addresses listed.

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  • NSIDC
    ARCHIVER

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    ORIGINATOR

    Building N-159, NASA/GSFC Wallops Flight Facility.
    Wallops Island, Virginia 23337

    M-F, 8:00am to 4:30pm. Eastern Time.
    Contact Details

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    ARCHIVER

    3925 W. Braker Lane, Center for Space Research
    Austin, Texas 78759-5321

    M-F, 8:00am to 4:30pm Central Time
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    PROCESSOR

    Building 33, Rm A-217
    Greenbelt, Maryland 20771

    M-F, 8:00am to 4:30pm Eastern Time
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    PROCESSOR

    Building 33, Rm. B-209D, NASA/GSFC
    Greenbelt, Maryland 20771

    M-F, 8:00am to 4:30pm Eastern Time
    Contact Details

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  • ICESat Science Investigator-led Processing System (I-SIPS)
    ORIGINATOR

    Building 33, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Greenbelt, Maryland 20771

    M-F, 8:00am to 4:30pm Eastern Time
    Contact Details

    Contact by e-mail first

  • NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
    ARCHIVER

    1540 30th St Campus Box 449
    Boulder, Colorado 80309-0449

    9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., U.S. Mountain Time, Monday through Friday, excluding U.S. holidays.
    • 303-492-6199
    • 303-492-2468
    • Email
    Contact Details

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Data Contacts

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  • David
    Technical Contact
    David Hancock

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  • Bob
    Science Contact
    Bob Schutz

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  • Jay
    Technical Contact
    Jay Zwally

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  • John
    Science Software Development
    John DiMarzio

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    Collection Citations
    • Collection citation title not provided

      The data used in this study were produced by the GLAS Science Team at the ICESat Science Investigator-led Processing System (I-SIPS) at NASA/GSFC. The data archive site is the NSIDC DAAC.