Journal cover Journal topic
The Cryosphere An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Journal topic

Journal metrics

Journal metrics

  • IF value: 4.713 IF 4.713
  • IF 5-year value: 4.927 IF 5-year
    4.927
  • CiteScore value: 8.0 CiteScore
    8.0
  • SNIP value: 1.425 SNIP 1.425
  • IPP value: 4.65 IPP 4.65
  • SJR value: 2.353 SJR 2.353
  • Scimago H <br class='hide-on-tablet hide-on-mobile'>index value: 71 Scimago H
    index 71
  • h5-index value: 53 h5-index 53
Volume 9, issue 5
The Cryosphere, 9, 1761–1772, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-1761-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
The Cryosphere, 9, 1761–1772, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-1761-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 04 Sep 2015

Research article | 04 Sep 2015

Quantifying the resolution level where the GRACE satellites can separate Greenland's glacial mass balance from surface mass balance

J. A. Bonin and D. P. Chambers

Download

Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Jennifer Bonin on behalf of the Authors (27 Jun 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (26 Aug 2015) by Eric Larour
Publications Copernicus
Download
Short summary
Separating surface mass balance from glacial mass balance over Greenland would provide important climatological information and constraints for models, but due to poor spatial resolution, the GRACE gravity satellites cannot ordinarily accomplish this. We demonstrate a least-squares technique which allows us to do so, in theory. However we also find that the GRACE errors are too large to make it practical for real-world use at this time. About a 9-fold reduction in noise would be needed.
Separating surface mass balance from glacial mass balance over Greenland would provide important...
Citation