Articles | Volume 11, issue 1
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-363-2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-363-2017
Research article
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01 Feb 2017
Research article |  | 01 Feb 2017

Generating synthetic fjord bathymetry for coastal Greenland

Christopher N. Williams, Stephen L. Cornford, Thomas M. Jordan, Julian A. Dowdeswell, Martin J. Siegert, Christopher D. Clark, Darrel A. Swift, Andrew Sole, Ian Fenty, and Jonathan L. Bamber

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Knowledge of ice sheet bed topography and surrounding sea floor bathymetry is integral to the understanding of ice sheet processes. Existing elevation data products for Greenland underestimate fjord bathymetry due to sparse data availability. We present a new method to create physically based synthetic fjord bathymetry to fill these gaps, greatly improving on previously available datasets. This will assist in future elevation product development until further observations become available.