Circum-Greenland, ice-thickness measurements collected during PROMICE airborne surveys in 2007, 2011 and 2015

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The Greenland ice sheet has experienced an average mass loss of 142 ± 49 Gt/yr from 1992 to 2011 (Shepherd et al. 2012), making it a significant contributor to sea-level rise. Part of the ice- sheet mass loss is the result of increased dynamic response of outlet glaciers (Rignot et al. 2011). The ice discharge from outlet glaciers can be quantified by coincident measurements of ice velocity and ice thickness (Thomas et al. 2000; van den Broeke et al. 2016).
As part of the Programme for monitoring of the Greenland Ice Sheet (PROMICE; Ahlstrøm et al. 2008), three airborne surveys were carried out in 2007, 2011 and 2015, with the aim of measuring the changes in Greenland ice-sheet thicknesses. The purpose of the airborne surveys was to collect data to assess the dynamic mass loss of the Greenland ice sheet (Andersen et al. 2015). Here, we present these datasets of observations from ice-penetrating radar and airborne laser scanning, which, in combination, make us able to determine the ice thickness precisely. Surface-elevation changes between surveys are also presented, although we do not provide an in-depth scientific interpretation of these.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin : Review of Survey activities 2017
EditorsAdam A. Garde, Ole Bennike, W. Stuart Watt
Volume41
PublisherGeological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, GEUS
Publication date2018
Pages79-82
ISBN (Print)978-87-7871-500-5, 978-87-7871-501-2
Publication statusPublished - 2018
SeriesGeological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin
Volume41
ISSN1811-4598

Keywords

  • Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
  • Survey organisations
  • Current research
  • Denmark
  • Greenland

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Sørensen, L. S., Simonsen, S. B., Forsberg, R., Stenseng, L., Skourup, H., Kristensen, S. S., & Colgan, W. (2018). Circum-Greenland, ice-thickness measurements collected during PROMICE airborne surveys in 2007, 2011 and 2015. In A. A. Garde, O. Bennike, & W. S. Watt (Eds.), Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin: Review of Survey activities 2017 (Vol. 41, pp. 79-82). Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, GEUS. Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin, Vol.. 41
Sørensen, Louise Sandberg ; Simonsen, Sebastian B. ; Forsberg, René ; Stenseng, Lars ; Skourup, Henriette ; Kristensen, Steen Savstrup ; Colgan, William. / Circum-Greenland, ice-thickness measurements collected during PROMICE airborne surveys in 2007, 2011 and 2015. Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin: Review of Survey activities 2017. editor / Adam A. Garde ; Ole Bennike ; W. Stuart Watt. Vol. 41 Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, GEUS, 2018. pp. 79-82 (Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin, Vol. 41).
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Sørensen, LS, Simonsen, SB, Forsberg, R, Stenseng, L, Skourup, H, Kristensen, SS & Colgan, W 2018, Circum-Greenland, ice-thickness measurements collected during PROMICE airborne surveys in 2007, 2011 and 2015. in AA Garde, O Bennike & WS Watt (eds), Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin: Review of Survey activities 2017. vol. 41, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, GEUS, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin, vol. 41, pp. 79-82.

Circum-Greenland, ice-thickness measurements collected during PROMICE airborne surveys in 2007, 2011 and 2015. / Sørensen, Louise Sandberg; Simonsen, Sebastian B.; Forsberg, René; Stenseng, Lars; Skourup, Henriette; Kristensen, Steen Savstrup; Colgan, William.

Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin: Review of Survey activities 2017. ed. / Adam A. Garde; Ole Bennike; W. Stuart Watt. Vol. 41 Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, GEUS, 2018. p. 79-82 (Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin, Vol. 41).

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Sørensen LS, Simonsen SB, Forsberg R, Stenseng L, Skourup H, Kristensen SS et al. Circum-Greenland, ice-thickness measurements collected during PROMICE airborne surveys in 2007, 2011 and 2015. In Garde AA, Bennike O, Watt WS, editors, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin: Review of Survey activities 2017. Vol. 41. Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, GEUS. 2018. p. 79-82. (Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin, Vol. 41).