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Surface flow velocity on Qaanaaq ice cap, Greenland in July 2013

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  • The surface motion of the glacier was measured by surveying 5 stakes (1.5-2.0 m long aluminium poles) installed in the ice at Qaanaaq ice cap. We used dual-frequency GPS receivers and antennas (GNSS GEM-1) to measure the three-dimensional positions of the stakes. One antenna was fixed on the roof of Qaanaaq Club House as a reference station. At Q1203, the antennae were mounted on the stakes and operated every seconds. The stakes at Q1201-Q1205 except for Q1203 were surveyed with the same devices for 30 minutes. These data were processed in static mode by the GPS software (RTKLIB) to compute the position of the stakes every 30 minutes. Measurement errors were estimated below 10 mm.

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

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    Spatial coverage

  • N:  77.52°   S:  77.49°   E:  -69.11°   W:  -69.25°  

    Temporal coverage

  • 2013-06-29   -   2013-08-04


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


  • Glacier Motion/Ice Sheet Motion