Articles | Volume 10, issue 4
Research article
20 Jul 2016
Research article |  | 20 Jul 2016

An ice-sheet-wide framework for englacial attenuation from ice-penetrating radar data

T. M. Jordan, J. L. Bamber, C. N. Williams, J. D. Paden, M. J. Siegert, P. Huybrechts, O. Gagliardini, and F. Gillet-Chaulet


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AR by Thomas Jordan on behalf of the Authors (29 Apr 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 May 2016) by Kenichi Matsuoka
RR by Michael Wolovick (03 Jun 2016)
RR by Joseph MacGregor (06 Jun 2016)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (20 Jun 2016) by Kenichi Matsuoka
AR by Thomas Jordan on behalf of the Authors (23 Jun 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (24 Jun 2016) by Kenichi Matsuoka
Short summary
Ice penetrating radar enables determination of the basal properties of ice sheets. Existing algorithms assume stationarity in the attenuation rate, which is not justifiable at an ice sheet scale. We introduce the first ice-sheet-wide algorithm for radar attenuation that incorporates spatial variability, using the temperature field from a numerical model as an initial guess. The study is a step toward ice-sheet-wide data products for basal properties and evaluation of model temperature fields.