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TC | Volume 12, issue 11
The Cryosphere, 12, 3617–3633, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3617-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
The Cryosphere, 12, 3617–3633, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3617-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 22 Nov 2018

Research article | 22 Nov 2018

Interannual snow accumulation variability on glaciers derived from repeat, spatially extensive ground-penetrating radar surveys

Daniel McGrath et al.
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (05 Nov 2018) by Nanna Bjørnholt Karlsson
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ED: Publish as is (07 Nov 2018) by Nanna Bjørnholt Karlsson
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Measuring the amount and spatial pattern of snow on glaciers is essential for monitoring glacier mass balance and quantifying the water budget of glacierized basins. Using repeat radar surveys for 5 consecutive years, we found that the spatial pattern in snow distribution is stable over the majority of the glacier and scales with the glacier-wide average. Our findings support the use of sparse stake networks for effectively measuring interannual variability in winter balance on glaciers.
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