NASA's Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) was launched in September 2018 to measure the heights of all surfaces across the globe, including land ice, sea ice, water, and vegetation. ICESat-2 carries a photon-counting laser altimeter to measure these surfaces, providing measurements every 70 centimeters along the satellite’s ground path at a rate of 10,000 laser pulses per second. NASA's National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC) began distributing data to the public on May 28, 2019 with an abundance of user resources to visualize, access, and customize each data set. This webinar will introduce the ICESat-2 mission along with a live demonstration that shows you how to explore, access and customize ICESat-2 data. In particular, we will highlight the advanced discovery and visualization features of OpenAltimetry, the ability to directly filter and access ICESat-2 data from an NSIDC DAAC data set page, and programmatic Python-based subsetting, reformatting, and analysis resources. Visit NSIDC DAAC to discover snow and ice data, services and tools: https://nsidc.org/daac
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