TSX-Data for Studies of Snow on Ice Sheets and Sea Ice - Preliminary Results

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Conference Contributions - Published
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University of Canterbury. Gateway Antarctica
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Dierking, W.
Linow, S.
Wesche, C.
Rack, W.
Hoppmann, M.
Willmes, S.

The balances between mass gain and loss of the ice sheets and of the polar sea ice have received increased attention because of their influence on changes of Earth’s environment. In this context, investigations of snow accumulation on ice sheets and snow load on sea ice are important topics of recent research. This short note motivates the need for such investigations. First results addressing snow accumulation rates over Dronning Maud Land (Antarctica) and snow deposition on sea ice in Atka Bay (Dronning Maud Land) obtained from TSX images are presented.

Dierking, W., Linow, S., Wesche, C., Rack, W., Hoppmann, M., Willmes, S. (2013) TSX-Data for Studies of Snow on Ice Sheets and Sea Ice - Preliminary Results. Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany: 5th TerraSAR-X / 4th TanDEM-X Science Team Meeting, 10-14 Jun 2013.
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Fields of Research::37 - Earth sciences::3708 - Oceanography::370803 - Physical oceanography
Fields of Research::37 - Earth sciences::3709 - Physical geography and environmental geoscience::370902 - Glaciology
Field of Research::04 - Earth Sciences::0401 - Atmospheric Sciences::040104 - Climate Change Processes