GEM-2 combined snow and ice thickness within the laser scanning area on station PS81/517_GPS1


Combined snow and ice thickness from a multifrequency electromagnetic induction instrument (GEM-2) in the terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) area, see Hunkeler et al. (2015) for details. GEM-2 was performed inside the laser scan field after all scans had been acquired.

Coordinates:============X and Y coordinates are relative to a GPS base station installed on each floe. Coordinates were determined using post-processing kinematic GPS (PPK-GPS), and corrected for floe ration and drift. Coordinates of measurements inside the laser scanning area were particularly carefully processed to collocate measurements as accurately as possible (within a few cm). The vertical height above sea level in the TLS data was determined by using reflectors on poles. Upon installation of these reflector poles, the ice was drilled through and the height of the reflector above sea level was determined. For details, see Wever et al. (2021).On the floe scale walk, magnaprobe coordinates have been equally processed as in the laser scanning area. However, for the GEM-2 instrument, the position of the magnaprobe was taken for the corresponding time stamp in the GEM-2 data. Since the GEM-2 instrument was following the Magnaprobe surveyor with a few m distance, this leads to less precise positioning. However, the GEM-2 instrument also has a footprint of similar order of magnitude (see Hunkeler et al., 2015).Coordinate reference points:============================All coordinates are relative to GPS base station 1, in a local coordinate system where X and Y coordinates align with easting and northing, respectively, from the respective UTM Zone at a specific point in time. The respective coordinates of GPS base station 1 for this dataset are:For PS81/517: Location of GPS base station 1, July 31 2013, 1942 UTC:WGS84 : latitude=-63.39434 longitude=-51.13041UTM Zone 22S : northing=2970466 easting=493483

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Creator Wever, Nander ORCID logo; White, Seth; Hunkeler, Priska A; Maksym, Ted; Leonard, Katherine C
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2021
Funding Reference National Science Foundation Crossref Funder ID OPP-1142075 Role of Snow Distribution Processes in Antarctic Sea Ice Mass Balance; National Science Foundation Crossref Funder ID OPP-1341513 Collaborative Research: Seasonal Sea Ice Production in the Ross Sea, Antarctica; Swiss National Science Foundation Crossref Funder ID 142684 Antarctic precipitation, snow accumulation processes, and ice-ocean interactions; Swiss National Science Foundation Crossref Funder ID 172299 Spatial variability of snow on sea ice: where does it originate from and how does it impact the sea ice mass balance?
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Size 141849 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-51.130 LON, -63.394 LAT)