Determination of Local Slope on the Greenland Ice Sheet Using a Multibeam Photon-Counting Lidar in Preparation for the ICESat-2 Mission

@article{Brunt2014DeterminationOL,
  title={Determination of Local Slope on the Greenland Ice Sheet Using a Multibeam Photon-Counting Lidar in Preparation for the ICESat-2 Mission},
  author={Kelly M. Brunt and Thomas A. Neumann and Kaitlin M. Walsh and Thorsten Markus},
  journal={IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters},
  year={2014},
  volume={11},
  pages={935-939}
}
The greatest changes in elevation in Greenland and Antarctica are happening along the margins of the ice sheets where the surface frequently has significant slopes. For this reason, the upcoming Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) mission utilizes pairs of laser altimeter beams that are perpendicular to the flight direction in order to extract slope information in addition to elevation. The Multiple Altimeter Beam Experimental Lidar (MABEL) is a high-altitude airborne laser… CONTINUE READING