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- Fourteen SEASAT and ten GEOS-3 satellite radar altimeter groundtracks across a 1 deg x 2.5 deg study area in southwestern Greenland have yielded 3,328 ice sheet surface elevations. The surface elevations derived from SEASAT were recalculated based on a waveform retracking algorithm. The elevations have been utilized to develop a surface profile, a three dimensional surface representation, and surface contours. Analysis of the elevations reveals the presence of surface terraces, some greater than 100 km in length; each terrace is at a discrete elevation. Renormalized SEASAT AGC values are shown to be correlated with the surface slope. The ice surface undulations caused frequent altimeter losses-of-lock. Future satellite radar altimeters could significantly contribute to ice sheet mapping in the next decade, particularly if they incorporate tracking systems with more frequent updates.
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- Document ID: 19830014418.
Accession ID: 83N22689.
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