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  • ESA Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative (Greenland_Ice_Sheet_cci): Greenland Surface Elevation Change grid from SARAL-AltiKa for 2013-2017, v0.1
  • 2024-05-24 01:23:12
  • This data set is part of the ESA Greenland Ice sheet CCI project. The data set provides surface elevation changes (SEC) for the Greenland Ice sheet derived from SARAL-AltiKa for 2013-2017. This new experimental product of surface elevation change is based on data from the AltiKa-instrument onboard the France (CNES)/Indian (ISRO) SARAL satellite. The AktiKa altimeter utilizes Ka-band radar signals, which have less penetration in the upper snow. However, the surface slope and roughness has an imprint in the derived signal and the new product is only available for the flatter central parts of the Greenland ice sheet.The corresponding SEC grid from Cryosat-2 is included for comparison. The algorithm used to devive the product is described in the paper “Implications of changing scattering properties on the Greenland ice sheet volume change from Cryosat-2 altimetry” by S.B. Simonsen and L.S. Sørensen, Remote Sensing of the Environment, 190,pp.207-216, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2016.12.012. The approach used here corresponds to Least Squares Method (LSM) 5 described in the paper, in which the slope within each grid cell is accounted for by subtraction of the GIMP DEM; the data are corrected for both backscatter and leading edge width; and the LSM is solved at 1 km grid resolution (2 km search radius) and averaged in the post-processing to 5 km grid resolution and with a correlation length of 20 km.
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  • CEDA
    Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell
    OX11 0QX Oxon
    United Kingdom
    tel:01235446432
    support@ceda.ac.uk
  • CEDA
    Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell
    OX11 0QX Oxon
    United Kingdom
    tel:01235446432
    support@ceda.ac.uk
  • CEDA
    Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell
    OX11 0QX Oxon
    United Kingdom
    tel:01235446432
    support@ceda.ac.uk
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  • 2013-03-31 23:00:00 / 2017-03-31 22:59:59
  • CryoSat-2
  • SARAL
  • SIRAL
  • DIF10
  • Greenland Ice Sheet
  • ESA
  • CCI
  • orthoimagery