Empirical Analysis of ICESat‐2 ATLAS's Bathymetric Mapping Capability

Summary of previous results (some presented at JALBTCX) • NASA MABEL (high- altitude airborne emulator for ATLAS) capable of mapping bathymetry • Agrees with reference bathymetry to within 0.7 m RMS • Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Kd490 useful in assessing utility of ATLAS for bathymetric mapping worldwide

Objectives of current (post-launch) research 1. Identify examples of ICESat-2 ATLAS bathymetry 2. Empirically assess bathymetric mapping accuracy through comparison against reference data 3. Assess ATLAS’s maximum depth penetration capability as a function of Kd and Secchi depth through analysis at multiple locations around the globe

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Last Updated March 10, 2022, 22:17 (UTC)
Created September 17, 2021, 19:57 (UTC)