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Volume 11, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 11, 1111–1130, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-1111-2017
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The Cryosphere, 11, 1111–1130, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-1111-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 05 May 2017

Research article | 05 May 2017

Validation of satellite altimetry by kinematic GNSS in central East Antarctica

Ludwig Schröder et al.
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The paper describes the processing of kinematic GNSS data observed over nine seasons in East Antarctica. The obtained surface elevation profiles are used to validate several data sets of satellite altimetry. Thus, we find a clear recommendation that processing versions provide the highest accuracy and precision. The profiles are used to derive a new set of ICESat laser campaign biases and finally, to evaluate several DEMs.
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