IceSat2R: ICESat-2 Altimeter Data using R

Programmatic connection to the 'OpenAltimetry API' <> to download and process 'ATL03' (Global Geolocated Photon Data), 'ATL06' (Land Ice Height), 'ATL07' (Sea Ice Height), 'ATL08' (Land and Vegetation Height), 'ATL10' (Sea Ice Freeboard), 'ATL12' (Ocean Surface Height) and 'ATL13' (Inland Water Surface Height) 'ICESat-2' Altimeter Data. The user has the option to download the data by selecting a bounding box from a 1- or 5-degree grid globally utilizing a shiny application. The 'ICESat-2' mission collects altimetry data of the Earth's surface. The sole instrument on 'ICESat-2' is the Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System (ATLAS) instrument that measures ice sheet elevation change and sea ice thickness, while also generating an estimate of global vegetation biomass. 'ICESat-2' continues the important observations of ice-sheet elevation change, sea-ice freeboard, and vegetation canopy height begun by 'ICESat' in 2003.

Version: 1.0.4
Depends: R (≥ 3.5)
Imports: glue, sf, lwgeom, units, data.table, httr, utils, foreach, tools, doParallel, magrittr, leaflet, leafgl, leaflet.extras, leafsync, miniUI, shiny, rnaturalearth, lubridate, rvest
Suggests: rmarkdown, knitr, DT, mapview, grDevices, stargazer, reshape2, plotly, geodist, CopernicusDEM, terra, testthat (≥ 3.0.0)
Published: 2022-11-17
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.IceSat2R
Author: Lampros Mouselimis ORCID iD [aut, cre], [cph]
Maintainer: Lampros Mouselimis <mouselimislampros at>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: no
SystemRequirements: gdal-bin: apt install -y gdal-bin (deb), libgdal-dev: apt install -y libgdal-dev (deb), libudunits2-dev: apt install -y libudunits2-dev (deb), libgeos-dev: apt install -y libgeos-dev (deb), libproj-dev: apt install -y libproj-dev (deb), unzip: apt install unzip (deb)
Citation: IceSat2R citation info
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: IceSat2R results


Reference manual: IceSat2R.pdf
Vignettes: ICESat-2 Atlas Products
ICESat-2 Mission Orbits
ICESat-2 Virtual File System Orbits


Package source: IceSat2R_1.0.4.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): IceSat2R_1.0.4.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): IceSat2R_1.0.4.tgz, r-release (x86_64): IceSat2R_1.0.4.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): IceSat2R_1.0.4.tgz
Old sources: IceSat2R archive


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