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Sea Ice Melt Ponds: LiDAR Scanning Data


High resolution terrestrial Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) scans were repeatedly collected using a Riegl LMS- Z420i scanner, from 5 different platforms affixed to the ice, two to the south of the field, and 3 along the transect line to its north. All data is registered together to produce a single point cloud of the surface using a number of reflectors situated around the site.

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  • 1.0 (2012-12-27)
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Spatial Type multiple
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Progress completed
Language English
Grant Code 1020841
ISO Topic Categories
  • climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2009-05-20 00:00:00
End datetime 2010-06-24 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 71.37114, Minimum (South) Latitude: 71.37078
Minimum (West) Longitude: -156.54417, Maximum (East) Longitude: -156.507

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Chris Polashenski <>

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Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

Polashenski, C., et al. 2012. Sea Ice Melt Ponds: LiDAR Scanning Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 15 Sep 2019.

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