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Webinar: Explore, Access, and Customize ICESat-2 Data at the NASA NSIDC DAAC

During this webinar we will introduce the ICESat-2 mission and show you how to explore, access and customize ICESat-2 data with the advanced discovery and visualization OpenAltimetry application, directly filter and access ICESat-2 data from an NSIDC DAAC data set page and subset, reformat and analyze ICESat-2 data using Python-based resources.

Event Details

Presenter: Steve Tanner and Amy Steiker, NASA NSIDC DAAC

Event Date(s) and Time(s):

  • Jul 23, 2019 at 2:00 PM EDT - Jul 23, 2019 at 3:00 PM EDT

Location: Online

Hosted by: NASA EOSDIS

Organized by: EOSDIS Communications Team

Event Type: Webinar

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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. The NASA 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 NASA 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 NASA's NSIDC DAAC to discover snow and ice data, services and tools: https://nsidc.org/daac

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Last Updated: Jul 11, 2019 at 5:56 PM EDT