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  • proper n. A satellite designed to measure ice sheet mass balance, cloud and aerosol heights, as well as land topography and vegetation characteristics


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From ice, cloud and land elevation satellite


  • From space, NASA's Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite, known as ICESat, is completing a seasonal survey of the world's ice sheets to gauge how and where they are changing.

    News and Features - NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

  • Meanwhile, NASA must rely on limited aircraft surveillance to measure ice sheet thickness in the cryosphere - the Earth's surface where water is in solid form, including sea ice, glaciers and the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica - since its Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite ICESat failed nearly a year ago.

    Aging and failed satellites jeopardize efforts to collect data on climate change

  • The jointly operated sensors that would capture the 'best' images Landsat (ok jointly run with USGS) and ICESat are limping along.

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  • ICESat satellite and the start date for the next around 2016.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • Orbital Selected By NASA For ICESat-2 Earth Science Satellite Program - Page 2 From 2003 to 2010, the original ICESat mission provided multi-year elevation data needed to determine ice sheet mass balances as well as cloud property information, especially for stratospheric clouds common over polar areas.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • The work - based on data collected by NASA's ICESat, Terra, and Aqua satellites - should help scientists build an inventory of how much carbon the world's forests store and how fast that carbon cycles through ecosystems and back into the atmosphere.

    Space News From SpaceDaily.Com

  • Lefsky used came from an instrument aboard ICESat, a mission optimized to study the topography of ice sheets, not vegetation.

    Space News From SpaceDaily.Com

  • The map was created with data collected by NASA's ICESat, Terra, and Aqua satellites.

    Planet Geospatial

  • The data was collected from NASA's ICESat, Terra and Aqua satellites.


  • NASA's ICESat - which used lasers to measure the height of ice formations and had already exceeded its expected five-year lifetime - stopped working last October.

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