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ERS satellite gravity and airborne gravity over the Arctic Ocean: a comparison

McAdoo, DC; Childers, VA; Laxon, S; (1998) ERS satellite gravity and airborne gravity over the Arctic Ocean: a comparison. Earth System Monitor , 9 (1) 1 - 2+4.

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Abstract

It is important for global climate research to understand the Arctic Ocean and, in particular, the variations - with time and place - in its sea ice thickness. A new effort is now underway to redress the gap in our scientific knowledge of the Arctic. This article focuses on two relatively new methods for observing and mapping gravity that are major contributors to these new studies in Arctic science. These techniques are: retracked Earth Remote Sensing (ERS) satellite altimetry and Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) airborne gravimetry. Other contributors to this endeavor include the ongoing Scientific Ice Experiment (SCICEX) program to collect unclassified marine geophysical data from U.S. Navy nuclear powered submarines as well release of previously classified U.S. Navy bathymetric data.

Type:Article
Title:ERS satellite gravity and airborne gravity over the Arctic Ocean: a comparison
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Earth Sciences

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