Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
The Cryosphere, 12, 1551–1562, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-1551-2018
The Cryosphere, 12, 1551–1562, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-1551-2018

Research article 02 May 2018

Research article | 02 May 2018

A new digital elevation model of Antarctica derived from CryoSat-2 altimetry

Thomas Slater et al.

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AR by Thomas Slater on behalf of the Authors (15 Jan 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (26 Jan 2018) by Bert Wouters
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (13 Feb 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (27 Feb 2018) by Bert Wouters
AR by Thomas Slater on behalf of the Authors (06 Mar 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (22 Mar 2018) by Bert Wouters
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We present a new digital elevation model of Antarctica derived from 6 years of elevation measurements acquired by ESA's CryoSat-2 satellite radar altimeter. We compare our elevation model to an independent set of NASA IceBridge airborne laser altimeter measurements and find the overall accuracy to be 9.5 m – a value comparable to or better than that of other models derived from satellite altimetry. The new CryoSat-2 digital elevation model of Antarctica will be made freely available.