Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 12, 477–489, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-477-2018
The Cryosphere, 12, 477–489, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-477-2018

Research article 07 Feb 2018

Research article | 07 Feb 2018

Decadal changes of surface elevation over permafrost area estimated using reflected GPS signals

Lin Liu and Kristine M. Larson

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Surface elevation changes near Barrow (Alaska) measured using reflected GPS signals Lin Liu and Kristine M. Larson https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.885935

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We demonstrate the use of reflected GPS signals to measure elevation changes over a permafrost area in northern Alaska. For the first time, we construct a daily-sampled time series of elevation changes over 12 summers. Our results show regular thaw subsidence within each summer and a secular subsidence trend of 0.3 cm per year. This method promises a new way to utilize GPS data in cold regions for studying frozen ground consistently and sustainably over a long time.