Articles | Volume 12, issue 5
The Cryosphere, 12, 1831–1850, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-1831-2018
The Cryosphere, 12, 1831–1850, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-1831-2018

Research article 31 May 2018

Research article | 31 May 2018

Spatial and temporal distributions of surface mass balance between Concordia and Vostok stations, Antarctica, from combined radar and ice core data: first results and detailed error analysis

Emmanuel Le Meur et al.

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This paper presents surface mass balance measurements from both GPR and ice core data collected during a traverse in a so-far-unexplored area between the DC and Vostok stations. Results presented here will contribute to a better knowledge of the global mass balance of the Antarctic ice sheet and thus help in constraining its contribution to sea level rise. Another novelty of the paper resides in the comprehensive error budget proposed for the method used for inferring accumulation rates.