Recommendations for the collection and synthesis of Antarctic Ice Sheet mass balance data
Abdalati, W.; Allison, I.; Carsey, F.; Casassa, G.; Fily, M.; Frezzotti, M.; Fricker, H.A.; Genthon, C.; Goodwin, I.; Guo, Z.; Hamilton, G.S.; Hindmarsh, R.C.A.; Hulbe, C.L.; Jacka, T.H.; Jezek, K.C.; Kwok, R.; Li, J.; Nixdorf, U.; Paltridge, G.; Rignot, E.; Ritz, C.; Satow, K.; Scambos, T.A.; Shuman, C.; Skvarca, P.; Takahashi, S.; van de Wal, R.S.W.; Vaughan, D.G.; Wang, W.L.; Warner, R.C.; Wingham, D.J.; Young, N.W.; Zwally, H.J.. 2004 Recommendations for the collection and synthesis of Antarctic Ice Sheet mass balance data. Global and Planetary Change, 42 (1-4). 1-15. 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2003.11.008Full text not available from this repository.
Recent unexpected changes in the Antarctic Ice Sheet, including ice sheet thinning, ice shelf collapse and changes in ice velocities, along with the recent realization that as much as one third of ice shelf mass loss is due to bottom melt, place a new urgency on understanding the processes involved in these changes. Technological advances, including very new or forthcoming satellite-based (e.g. ICESat, CryoSat) remote sensing missions, will improve our ability to make meaningful determinations of changes in Antarctic Ice Sheet mass balance. This paper is the result of a workshop held to develop a strategy for international collaboration aimed at the collection and synthesis of Antarctic Ice Sheet mass balance data, and at understanding the processes involved so that we might predict future change. Nine sets of recommendations are made, concerning the most important and sensitive measurements, temporal ranges and study areas. A final tenth recommendation calls for increased synthesis of ice sheet data and communication between the field measurement, satellite observation and modelling communities.
|Programmes:||BAS Programmes > Antarctic Science in the Global Context (2000-2005) > Global Interactions of the Antarctic Ice Sheet|
|Additional Keywords:||Antarctica, ice sheet, ice shelf, ice mass balance, remote sensing|
|NORA Subject Terms:||Glaciology
Electronics, Engineering and Technology
|Date made live:||18 Jan 2012 14:54|
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