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The Cryosphere An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
The Cryosphere, 9, 2009-2025, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-2009-2015
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Research article
02 Nov 2015
Elevation change of the Greenland Ice Sheet due to surface mass balance and firn processes, 1960–2014
P. Kuipers Munneke et al.
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AC C1855: 'Response to reviewers #1 (Robert Arthern) and #2 (Louise Sandberg Sørensen)', Peter Kuipers Munneke, 09 Oct 2015 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
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ED: Publish as is (16 Oct 2015) by Jonathan Bamber
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The snow layer on top of the Greenland Ice Sheet is changing: it is thickening in the high and cold interior due to increased snowfall, while it is thinning around the margins. The marginal thinning is caused by compaction, and by more melt. This knowledge is important: there are satellites that measure volume change of the ice sheet. It can be caused by increased ice discharge, or by compaction of the snow layer. Here, we quantify the latter, so that we can translate volume to mass change.
The snow layer on top of the Greenland Ice Sheet is changing: it is thickening in the high and...
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