Evaluation of a Statistical Approach for Extracting Shallow Water Bathymetry Signals from ICESat-2 ATL03 Photon Data

Heidi Ranndal*, Philip Sigaard Christiansen, Pernille Kliving, Ole Baltazar Andersen, Karina Nielsen

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Abstract

In this study we present and validate a simple empirical method to obtain bathymetry profiles using the geolocated photon data from the Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) mission, which was launched by NASA in September 2018. The satellite carries the Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System (ATLAS), which is a lidar that can detect single photons and calculate their bounce point positions. ATLAS uses a green laser, causing some of the photons to penetrate the air–water interface. Under the right conditions and in shallow waters (
Original languageEnglish
Article number3548
JournalRemote Sensing
Volume13
Issue number17
Number of pages19
ISSN2072-4292
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Bibliographical note

This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

Keywords

  • ICESat-2
  • ATLAS
  • ATL03
  • Lidar
  • Bathymetry
  • Sisimiut
  • Heron Reef

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