Antarctic ice-shelf thickness from satellite radar altimetry

June 2011
Journal of Glaciology;2011, Vol. 57 Issue 203, p485
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which examined the ice-shelf thickness of all ice shelves in the Antarctic based on the satellite radar altimeter data from the geodetic stages of the European Remote-sensing Satellite (ERS-1) in 1994-1995. Ice-shelf thickness is a vital boundary condition for ice-sheet and sub-ice-shelf cavity modelling. The data were supplemented by Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) information for regions south of the ERS-1 latitudinal limit. The ice thickness calculation is carried out using the principle of hydrostatic equilibrium.


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