Towards an inventory of the great ice sheets

In view of the global effects of climatic change there is an urgent need to detect even a small mass imbalance in the polar ice sheets. The relative merits of possible methods of achieving this are compared. No current and no planned experiments can provide a reliable answer. However, satellite altimetry could measure even small changes within a few years.

Details

Publication status:
Published
Author(s):
Authors: Swithinbank, Charles

Date:
1 January, 1983
Journal/Source:
Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography / 65
Page(s):
289-294
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
https://doi.org/10.1080/04353676.1983.11880093