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Ice sheet topography by satellite altimetry

January 1, 1978

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.

Publication Year 1978
Title Ice sheet topography by satellite altimetry
DOI 10.1038/274539a0
Authors R.L. Brooks, W. J. Campbell, R.O. Ramseier, H.R. Stanley, H.J. Zwally
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Nature
Index ID 70012549
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse