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  • A time series of the mean surface elevation along a transect across Kangerdlugssuaq Glacier from Feb 2012 to May 2018. Funding: Data were processed under NERC project CALISMO NE/P011365/1. Data were acquired under NERC project NE/I007148/1. Data were supplied by DLR.

  • The Antarctic mass trends have been collated from a combination of different remote sensing datasets. These are trends of yearly elevation changes over Antarctica for the period 2003-2013 due to the different geophysical processes driving changes in Antarctica: ice dynamics, surface mass balance and glacio-isostatic adjustment (GIA). Net trends can be easily calculated by adding together surface and ice dynamics trends. 20 km gridded datasets have been produced for each process, per year (except the GIA solution which is time-invariant). To convert elevation to mass trends, we also provide the density fields for surface (SMB) and GIA processes used in Martin-Espanol et al (2016). These can be directly multiplied by the dh/dt. To convert dh/dt from ice dynamics, simply multiply by the density of ice. Mass smb = dh/dt smb * d surf Mass ice = dh/dt ice * d ice (not provided) Mass gia = dh/dt gia * d rock NERC grant: NE/I027401/1

  • Digital Elevation Model (DEM) of the Antarctic Ice Sheet derived from Global Navigation Satellite Systems-Reflectometry (GNSS-R) data from the UK TechDemoSat-1 satellite. This is obtained using all available data from the mission (32 months). It has a median bias under 18 metres and Root Mean Square Difference under 91 metres when compared to the CryoSat-2 1 km v1.0 DEM (Slater et al., 2017). This work was supported by the Natural Environmental Research Council [grant number NE/L002531/1]. ***** PLEASE BE ADVISED TO USE VERSION 2.0 DATA ***** The VERSION 2.0 data set (see ''Related Data Set Metadata'' link below) uses improved processing and an additional 13 months of measurements.

  • This data set contains bed and surface elevation picks derived from airborne radar collected during the WISE/ISODYN project. This collaborative UK/Italian project collected ~ 61000 line km of new aerogeophysical data during the 2005/2006 austral summer, over the previously poorly surveyed Wilkes subglacial basin, Dome C, George V Land and Northern Victoria Land.

  • These files are gridded topography, rates of surface elevation change, and errors as 500m and 1km posting determined from surface elevation measured by swath processing of data acquired by the interferometric radar altimeter CryoSat-2. The gridded products cover the Greenland Ice Sheet between 2011 and 2016. These data have been processed by the University of Edinburgh and are made publicly available as part of a European Space Agency funded project involving the University of Edinburgh, isardSat UK, University of Leeds-CPOM, ENVEO. Gridded elevation and elevation change over the CryoSat-2 LRM sector of the Greenland Ice Sheet are provided by CPOM. This dataset is part of ESA''s CryoTop Evolution project.

  • These files are gridded topography, rates of surface elevation change, and errors as 500m and 1km posting determined from surface elevation measured by swath processing of data acquired by the interferometric radar altimeter CryoSat-2. The gridded products cover the Antarctic Ice Sheet between 2011 and 2016. These data have been processed by the University of Edinburgh and are made publicly available as part of a European Space Agency funded project involving the University of Edinburgh, isardSat UK, University of Leeds-CPOM, ENVEO. Gridded elevation and elevation change over the CryoSat-2 LRM sector of the Antarctic Ice Sheet are provided by CPOM.

  • These files are surface elevation determined from swath processing of data acquired by the interferometric radar altimeter CryoSat-2. The data have been collected and processed over the Antarctic Ice Sheet between 2011 and 2016. These data have been processed by the University of Edinburgh and are made publicly available as part of the European Space Agency funded project CryoTop and CryoTop Evolution involving the University of Edinburgh, isardSat UK, University of Leeds-CPOM, ENVEO.

  • These files are surface elevation determined from swath processing of data acquired by the interferometric radar altimeter CryoSat-2. The data have been collected and processed over the Greenland Ice Sheet between 2011 and 2016. These data have been processed by the University of Edinburgh and are made publicly available as part of the European Space Agency funded CryoSat+ CryoTop Evolution STSE Study (ESA Contract 4000116874) involving the University of Edinburgh, isardSat UK, University of Leeds-CPOM, ENVEO.

  • During the 2014/2015 season six temporary GNSS stations were deployed on rocky outcrops west of the former Larsen B ice shelf by the University of Leeds and BAS, in the region of the Flask and Leppard Glaciers. This was carried out as part of the NERC funded UKANET project. This is an area we have targeted with a space-based technique called radar interferometry (InSAR), which can provide dense measurements of uplift rates, and the temporary GNSS network were deployed to better understand the contribution of atmospheric noise to the InSAR results. Four were taken out in the same season, while the other two were pulled in the 2015/2016 season. Funding was provided by NERC grant NE/L006065/1.

  • During the 2007-08 summer field season 15 GPS receivers, recording position observations every 15 seconds for 24 hours a day, were successfully deployed over the Larsen C and Filchner-Ronne ice shelves. Six of these stations were uplifted at the end of the field season with the remaining stations left to operate over the 2008 Antarctic winter. Some had systems designed to power the instruments through the winter using either solar+wind or lithium batteries. The other sites only had solar power and would only run until the autumn, and then perhaps again in the spring. The 2008-9 field season was dedicated to retrieving the instrumentation.