Brief Communication: Update on the GPS Reflection Technique for Measuring Snow Accumulation in Greenland Journal Article uri icon



  • Abstract. GPS Interferometric Reflectometry (GPS-IR) is a technique that can be used to measure snow accumulation on ice sheets. The footprint of the method (~ 1000 m^2) is larger than many other in situ methods. A long-term comparison with hand-measurements yielded an accuracy assessment of 2 cm. Depending on the placement of the GPS antenna, these data are also sensitive to firn density. The purpose of this short note is to make public GPS-IR measurements of snow accumulation for four sites in Greenland, compare these records with in situ sensors, and to make available open source GPS-IR software to the cryosphere community.;

publication date

  • February 3, 2020

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Date in CU Experts

  • November 6, 2020 3:11 AM

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  • Larson KM; MacFerrin M; Nylen T

author count

  • 3

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