Wesche, C et al. (2009): Static GPS measurements and elevation model in the hinterland of Neumayer. doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.707048, Supplement to:Wesche, Christine; Riedel, Sven; Steinhage, Daniel (2009): Precise surface topography of the grounded ice ridges at the Ekströmisen, Antarctica, based on several geophysical data sets. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 64, 381-386, doi:10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2009.01.005
As part of the CryoSat Cal/Val activities and the pre-site survey for an ice core drilling contributing to the International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS), ground based kinematic GPS measurements were conducted in early 2007 in the vicinity of the German overwintering station Neumayer (8.25° W and 70.65° S). The investigated area comprises the regions of the ice tongues Halvfarryggen and Søråsen, which rise from the Ekströmisen to a maximum of about 760 m surface elevation, and have an areal extent of about 100 km x 50 km each. Available digital elevation models (DEMs) from radar altimetry and the Antarctic Digital Database show elevation differences of up to hundreds of meters in this region, which necessitated an accurate survey of the conditions on-site. An improved DEM of the Ekströmisen surroundings is derived by a combination of highly accurate ground based GPS measurements, satellite derived laser altimetry data (ICESat), airborne radar altimetry (ARA), and radio echo sounding (RES). The DEM presented here achieves a vertical accuracy of about 1.3 m and can be used for improved ice dynamic modeling and mass balance studies.