Articles | Volume 10, issue 4
The Cryosphere, 10, 1495–1511, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-1495-2016

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The Cryosphere, 10, 1495–1511, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-1495-2016

Research article 18 Jul 2016

Research article | 18 Jul 2016

Design of a scanning laser meter for monitoring the spatio-temporal evolution of snow depth and its application in the Alps and in Antarctica

Ghislain Picard et al.

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A cost-effective automatic laser scan has been built to measure snow depth spatio-temporal variations. Deployed in the Alps and in Dome C (Antarctica), two devices acquired daily scans covering a surface area of 100–150 m2. The precision and long-term stability of the measurements are about 1 cm and the accuracy is better than 5 cm. These high performances are particularly suited at Dome C, where it was possible to reveal that most of the accumulation in the year 2015 stems from a single event.