GLOSSARY  
Geostationary Orbit – An orbit, which places the object directly above the equator and remains stationary in the sky circling the Earth at the same rate of spin. Syntax – A set of rules used to combine commands in a programming language Latitude – Gives a location north or south of the equator Longitude – Gives a location east and west of Greenwich, England Remote Sensing – Examining without touching Nautical Mile – A unit of measure equaling one minute of arc along any meridian. There are 60 nautical Knots – A unit of speed equal to one nautical mile per hour RADAR – Radio Distance and Ranging. Records how long it takes the signal to bounce off an object CERSER – Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research CReSIS – Center for Remote Sensing Ice Sheets Datum singular form information gathered Data – plural form information gathered .csv – Comma Separated Values .ht – height file MHz One million cycles per second (Hertz) .xlsx extension for Microsoft Excel .txt text file ^p paragraph mark Formulas used in Excel: =(C1360) : C1 was a longitude ranging from 0360º. This formula converted that longitude to a + =IF((Sheet1!$A26/$I/$1)=INT(Sheet1!$A26/$I$1),Sheet1!A26,””) : This function compared a division =IF((H1=”0″),”0″, (H1)) : If depth reading is in H column, converts it to a negative for graphing purposes. =IF ((D1=0), M, If ((E1=C),C,A)) : An IF statement nested within a second IF statement. This function set =IF(may14_05!$A2/ROUNDUP(COUNT(may14_05!$A:$A)/32000,0)=INT(may14_05!$A2/ROUNDUP =COUNTA(A:A): Total lines in column A =IF(S1!$A1/ROUNDUP(COUNT(S1!$A:$A)/200,0)=INT(S1!$A1/ROUNDUP(COUNT(S1!$A:$A)/200,0)),

