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Volume 9, issue 5
The Cryosphere, 9, 1895–1913, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-1895-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
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The Cryosphere, 9, 1895–1913, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-1895-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 25 Sep 2015

Research article | 25 Sep 2015

CryoSat-2 delivers monthly and inter-annual surface elevation change for Arctic ice caps

L. Gray et al.
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We show that the Cryosat (CS) radar altimeter can measure elevation change on a variety of Arctic ice caps. With the frequent coverage of Cryosat it is even possible to track summer surface height loss due to extensive melt; no other satellite altimeter has been able to do this. However, we also show that under cold conditions there is a bias between the surface and Cryosat detected elevation which varies with the conditions of the upper snow and firn layers.
We show that the Cryosat (CS) radar altimeter can measure elevation change on a variety of...
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