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TC | Volume 13, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 13, 709–722, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-709-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
The Cryosphere, 13, 709–722, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-709-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 01 Mar 2019

Research article | 01 Mar 2019

Sentinel-3 Delay-Doppler altimetry over Antarctica

Malcolm McMillan et al.
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (19 Dec 2018) by Ginny Catania
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ED: Publish as is (21 Jan 2019) by Ginny Catania
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Melting of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets is one of the main causes of current sea level rise. Understanding ice sheet change requires large-scale systematic satellite monitoring programmes. This study provides the first assessment of a new long-term source of measurements, from Sentinel-3 satellite altimetry. We estimate the accuracy of Sentinel-3 across Antarctica, show that the satellite can detect regions that are rapidly losing ice, and identify signs of subglacial lake activity.
Melting of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets is one of the main causes of current sea level...
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