Sea-ice thickness from airborne laser altimetry over the Arctic Ocean north of Greenland

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Abstract

We present a new method to measure ice thickness of polar sea-ice freeboard heights, using airborne laser altimetry combined with a precise geoid model, giving estimates of thickness of ice through isostatic equilibrium assumptions. In the paper we analyze a number of flights from the Polar Sea off Northern Greenland, and estimate accuracies of the estimated freeboard values to be at a 13 cm level, corresponding to about 1 m in absolute thickness.
Original languageEnglish
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Volume29
Issue number20
ISSN0094-8276
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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