Articles | Volume 15, issue 7
The Cryosphere, 15, 3129–3134, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3129-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 3129–3134, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3129-2021

Brief communication 07 Jul 2021

Brief communication | 07 Jul 2021

Brief communication: Ice sheet elevation measurements from the Sentinel-3A and Sentinel-3B tandem phase

Malcolm McMillan et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (14 Mar 2021) by Louise Sandberg Sørensen
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ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Mar 2021) by Louise Sandberg Sørensen
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (25 Apr 2021) by Louise Sandberg Sørensen
AR by Malcolm McMillan on behalf of the Authors (29 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (31 May 2021) by Louise Sandberg Sørensen
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We evaluate the consistency of ice sheet elevation measurements made by two satellites: Sentinel-3A and Sentinel-3B. We analysed data from the unique tandem phase of the mission, where the two satellites flew 30 s apart to provide near-instantaneous measurements of Earth's surface. Analysing these data over Antarctica, we find no significant difference between the satellites, which is important for demonstrating that they can be used interchangeably for long-term ice sheet monitoring.