CEOS Instrument: Laser altimeter (LIST)

Instrument:Laser altimeter (LIST)
Agency: NASA
Mission: LIST
Type:Lidar altimeter
Description:New technology laser system that performs spatial mapping of Earth’s surface from an orbital platform
Spatial Resolution: N/A
Swath Width: N/A
Wavebands: N/A
Technology: Lidar altimeter
Description: Altimeter that exploits lidar in order to detect polar ice edge with an accuracy of ~100 m instead of the 25 km of the radar altimetry. Designed to measure polar ice thickness and ultimately topography. Other observations common to atmospheric lidar also possible, such as vegetation canopy height. Applicable only in LEO.

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CEOS Data Base Version: 17 - Created: 2012-01-18