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Ice sheet topography by satellite altimetry

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DOI: 10.1038/274539a0

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Abstract

The surface elevation of the southern Greenland ice sheet and surface features of the ice flow are obtained from the radar altimeter on the GEOS 3 satellite. The achieved accuracy in surface elevation is ???2 m. As changes in surface elevation are indicative of changes in ice volume, the mass balance of the present ice sheets could be determined by repetitive mapping of the surface elevation and the surface could be monitored to detect surging or significant changes in ice flow. ?? 1978 Nature Publishing Group.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Ice sheet topography by satellite altimetry
Series title:
Nature
DOI:
10.1038/274539a0
Volume
274
Issue:
5671
Year Published:
1978
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
539
Last page:
543
Number of Pages:
5