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The Cryosphere, 10, 433–444, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-433-2016
The Cryosphere, 10, 433–444, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-433-2016

Research article 29 Feb 2016

Research article | 29 Feb 2016

Bulk meltwater flow and liquid water content of snowpacks mapped using the electrical self-potential (SP) method

Sarah S. Thompson et al.

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We show that strong electrical self-potential fields are generated in melting in in situ snowpacks at Rhone Glacier and Jungfraujoch Glacier, Switzerland. We conclude that the electrical self-potential method is a promising snow and firn hydrology sensor, owing to its suitability for sensing lateral and vertical liquid water flows directly and minimally invasively, complementing established observational programs and monitoring autonomously at a low cost.