Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) on the ICESat Mission: On-orbit measurement performance
Article first published online: 10 NOV 2005
Copyright 2005 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 32, Issue 21, November 2005
How to Cite
2005), Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) on the ICESat Mission: On-orbit measurement performance, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L21S02, doi:10.1029/2005GL024028., , , , , , , and (
- Issue published online: 10 NOV 2005
- Article first published online: 10 NOV 2005
- Manuscript Revised: 7 OCT 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 7 OCT 2005
- Manuscript Received: 7 JUL 2005
 The GLAS instrument on NASA's ICESat satellite has made over 904 million measurements of the Earth surface and atmosphere through June 2005. During its first seven operational campaigns it has vertically sampled the Earth's global surface and atmosphere on more than 3600 orbits with vertical resolutions approaching 3 cm. This paper summarizes the on-orbit measurement performance of GLAS to date.