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Volume 11, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 11, 2755–2772, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-2755-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
The Cryosphere, 11, 2755–2772, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-2755-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 05 Dec 2017

Research article | 05 Dec 2017

Blowing snow detection from ground-based ceilometers: application to East Antarctica

Alexandra Gossart et al.

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Blowing snow plays an important role on local surface mass balance of Antarctica. We present here the blowing snow detection algorithm, to retrieve blowing snow occurrence from the attenuated backscatter signal of ceilometers set up at two station. There is a good correspondence in detection of heavy blowing snow by the algorithm and the visual observations performed at Neumayer station. Moreover, most of the blowing snow occurs during events bringing precipitation from the coast inland.
Blowing snow plays an important role on local surface mass balance of Antarctica. We present...
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