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TC | Volume 13, issue 4
The Cryosphere, 13, 1215–1232, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1215-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
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The Cryosphere, 13, 1215–1232, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1215-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 12 Apr 2019

Research article | 12 Apr 2019

Marked decrease in the near-surface snow density retrieved by AMSR-E satellite at Dome C, Antarctica, between 2002 and 2011

Nicolas Champollion et al.
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (07 Mar 2019) by Martin Schneebeli
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The snow density close to the surface has been retrieved from satellite observations at Dome C on the Antarctic Ice Sheet. It shows a marked decrease between 2002 and 2011 of about 10 kg m-3 yr-1. This trend has been confirmed by in situ measurements and other satellite observations though no long-term meteorological evolution has been found. These results have implications for surface mass balance and energy budget.
The snow density close to the surface has been retrieved from satellite observations at Dome C...
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