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Ground penetrating radar, snow accumulation and snow pit measurements at McMurdo Ice Shelf and in the catchment basin of Erebus glacier
Entry ID: K053_2008_2009_NZ_1

Abstract: The knowledge of the cryosphere's mass balance is fundamental to understanding the impacts of climate change. Much of the research into the key components of the cryosphere is based on measurements of ice surface height, sea ice thickness, and snow morphology. A large amount of this information is derived from satellites. In order to make this information reliable it is derived from algorithms ... View entire text
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  N: -77.68   S: -78.07   E: 167.28   W: 167.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-11-06
Stop Date: 2008-11-19
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Quality The objective of this research is to obtain improved information of the polar cryosphere derived from remote sensing data, in particular from ESA’s Cryosat satellite. Cryosat, one of the European Space Agency’s Earth Explorer missions, will be launched in 2009. The data is all held by the investigator. Please contact for more information.
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23