Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 13, 427–449, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-427-2019
The Cryosphere, 13, 427–449, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-427-2019

Research article 05 Feb 2019

Research article | 05 Feb 2019

Four decades of Antarctic surface elevation changes from multi-mission satellite altimetry

Ludwig Schröder et al.

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Gridded surface elevation changes from multi-mission satellite altimetry 1978-2017 Ludwig Schröder, Martin Horwath, Reinhard Dietrich, Veit Helm, Michiel R. van den Broeke, and Stefan R. M. Ligtenberg, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.897390

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We developed an approach to combine measurements of seven satellite altimetry missions over the Antarctic Ice Sheet. Our resulting monthly grids of elevation changes between 1978 and 2017 provide unprecedented details of the long-term and interannual variation. Derived mass changes agree well with contemporaneous data of surface mass balance and satellite gravimetry and show which regions were responsible for the significant accelerations of mass loss in recent years.