Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Research article
18 Feb 2019
Research article |  | 18 Feb 2019

Assessment of altimetry using ground-based GPS data from the 88S Traverse, Antarctica, in support of ICESat-2

Kelly M. Brunt, Thomas A. Neumann, and Christopher F. Larsen

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