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Surface elevation of Qaanaaq ice cap, Greenland in July 2013

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  • Two sets of dual-frequency GPS (Leica Geosystems System 1200) were used to measure the surface elevation with a kinematic positioning mode. One GPS antenna was situated in Qaanaaq village as a reference station. Another GPS antenna was mounted on a 2 m long pole to serve as a rover station. The survey was carried out along one longitudinal profile. Measurements were performed every ~20 m along the profile. Three-dimensional coordinates relative to the reference station were computed by post-processing the data with GPS analysis software (Leica GeoOffice). The estimated error of the measurements is less than 5 cm.

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  • Shin Sugiyama, Mihiro Maruyama, Shun Tsutaki, Daiki Sakakibara, Takanobu Sawagaki, 2013, Surface elevation of Qaanaaq ice cap, Greenland in July 2013, 1.00, Arctic Data archive System (ADS), Japan,

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    Spatial coverage

  • N:  77.53°   S:  77.49°   E:  -69.08°   W:  -69.26°  

    Temporal coverage

  • 2013-07-20   -   2013-07-21


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  • Shin Sugiyama
    (ILTS, Hokkaido Univ.)
  • Mihiro Maruyama
    (ILTS, Hokkaido Univ.)
  • Shun Tsutaki
    (NIPR/ILTS, Hokkaido Univ.)
  • Daiki Sakakibara
    (ILTS, Hokkaido Univ.)
  • Takanobu Sawagaki
    (EES, Hokkaido Univ.)


  • Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation