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Publications, Data and Links of interest to the Antarctic geodetic infrastructure community

+ Publications

GIANT reports:
GIANT papers:
  • Matveev, A. J., Milinevsky, G., Schenke, H. - W., Shibuya, K., Sjöberg, L. E., Zakrajsek, A., Fritsche, M., Rülke, A., Dietrich, R., Groh, A., Knöfel, C., Scheinert, M., Capra, A., Cisak, J., Dongchen, E., Eiken, T., Fox, A., Hothem, L. D., Johnston, G., & Malaimani, E. C. (2015): The Antarctic Regional GPS Network Densification: Status and Results (pp. 1–7). International Association of Geodesy Symposia. Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
  • Andrews, S.B., P. Moore and M.A. King (2015): Mass change from GRACE: a simulated comparison of Level-1B analysis techniques. Geophysical Journal International, 200(1): 503-518, doi:10.1093/gji/ggu402.
  • Aoyama, Y., K. Doi, H. Ikeda, H. Hayakawa and K. Shibuya (2016): Five years’ gravity obser- vation with the superconducting gravimeter OSG#058 at Syowa Station, East Antarctica: gravitational effects of accumulated snow mass, Geophys. J. Int., 205, 1290–1304.
  • Aoyama, Y., T.-H. Kim, K. Doi, H. Hayakawa, T. Higashi, S. Ohsono, K. Shibuya (2016): Ob- servations of vertical tidal motions of a floating iceberg in front of Shirase Glacier, East Antarctica, using a geodetic-mode GPS buoy, Polar Science, 10, 2, 132–139.
  • Aoyama, Y., H. Ikeda, H. Hayakawa, K. Doi, Y. Fukuda, K. Shibuya (2015): Observation and Data Archiving System of a Superconducting Gravimeter at Syowa Station, Antarctica, In- ternational Journal of Geosciences, 6, 1116-1126.
  • Beem, L.H., S.M. Tulaczyk, M.A. King, M. Bougamont, H.A. Fricker and P. Christoffersen (2014): Variable deceleration of Whillans Ice Stream, West Antarctica. Journal of Geophys- ical Research: Earth Surface, 119(2): 212-224, doi:10.1002/2013jf002958.
  • Bouman, J.; Fuchs, M.; Ivins, E.; van der Wal, W.; Schrama, E.; Visser, P.N.A.M.; Horwath, M. (2014): Antarctic outlet glacier mass change resolved at basin scale from satellite gravity gradiometry. Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/2014GL060637
  • Bradley, S.L., R.C.A. Hindmarsh, P.L. Whitehouse, M.J. Bentley and M.A. King (2015): Low post-glacial rebound rates in the Weddell Sea due to Late Holocene ice-sheet readvance. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 413(0): 79-89, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2014.12.039.
  • Ekaykin, A.; Eberlein, L. ; Lipenkov, V.; Popov, S.; Scheinert, M.; Schröder, L.; Turkeev, A. (2016): Non-climatic signal in ice core records: lessons from Antarctic megadunes. The Cryosphere, 10, 1217–1227, 2016, doi:10.5194/tc-10-1217-2016.
  • Gunter, B.C., O. Didova, R.E.M. Riva, S.R.M. Ligtenberg, J.T.M. Lanaerts, M. King, M.R. van den Broeke and T. Urban (2014): Empirical estimation of present-day Antarctic glacial iso- static adjustment and ice mass change. The Cryosphere, 8(2): 743-760, doi:10.5194/tc-8- 743-2014.
  • Hirt, C.; Rexer, M.; Scheinert, M.; Pail, R.; Claessens, S.; Holmes, S. (2016): A new degree- 2190 (10 km resolution) gravity field model for Antarctica developed from GRACE, GOCE and Bedmap2 data. Journal of Geodesy, 90:105-127, doi: 10.1007/s00190-015-0857-6.
  • Jentzsch, G., R. Ricker, A. Weise, A. Capra, M. Dubbini, and A. Zanutta (2014): Micro-Gravity Measurements in NorthernVictoria-Land, Antarctica: A Feasibility Study. In: C. Rizos and P. Willis (eds.), Earth on the Edge: Science for a Sustainable Planet, International Association of Geodesy Symposia 139, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 429–434, doi: 10.1007/ 978-3-642-37222-3_57.
  • King, M.A. and A. Santamaría-Gómez (2016): Ongoing deformation of Antarctica following recent Great Earthquakes. Geophysical Res. Lett., 43(5): 1918-1927, doi:10.1002/ 2016gl067773.
  • King, M.A. and C.S. Watson (2014): Geodetic vertical velocities affected by recent rapid changes in polar motion. Geophysical Journal International, 199(2): 1161-1165, doi:10.1093/gji/ggu325.
  • King, M.A., P.L. Whitehouse and W. van der Wal (2016): Incomplete separability of Antarctic plate rotation from glacial isostatic adjustment deformation within geodetic observations. Geophysical Journal International, 204(1): 324-330, doi:10.1093/gji/ggv461.
  • Martín-Español, A., A. Zammit-Mangion, P.J. Clarke, T. Flament, V. Helm, M.A. King, S.B. Luthcke, E. Petrie, F. Rémy, N. Schön, B. Wouters and J.L. Bamber (2016): Spatial and temporal Antarctic Ice Sheet mass trends, glacio-isostatic adjustment and surface pro-cesses from a joint inversion of satellite altimeter, gravity and GPS data. Journal of Geo- physical Research: Earth Surface, doi:10.1002/2015jf003550.
  • Negusini, M., B. H. Petkov, P. Sarti and C. Tomasi (2016): Ground-Based Water Vapor Re- trieval in Antarctica: An Assessment, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sens- ing, vol. 54, no. 5, pp. 2935-2948, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2015.250905
  • Nield, G.A., V.R. Barletta, A. Bordoni, M.A. King, P.L. Whitehouse, P.J. Clarke, E. Domack, T.A. Scambos and E. Berthier (2014): Rapid bedrock uplift in the Antarctic Peninsula ex- plained by viscoelastic response to recent ice unloading. Earth and Planetary Science Let- ters, 397: 32–41, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2014.04.019.
  • Nield, G.A., P.L. Whitehouse, M.A. King and P.J. Clarke (2016): Glacial isostatic adjustment in response to changing Late Holocene behaviour of ice streams on the Siple Coast, West Antarctica. Geophysical Journal International, 205(1): 1-21, doi:10.1093/gji/ggv532.
  • Richter, A., S.V. Popov, L. Schröder, J. Schwabe, H. Ewert, M. Scheinert, M. Horwath, R. Dietrich (2014): Subglacial Lake Vostok not expected to discharge water. Geophysical Re- search Letter, 41, doi:10.1002/2014GL061433.
  • Richter, A.; Popov, S.V.; Fritsche, M.; Lukin, V.B.; Matveev, A.Yu.; Ekaykin, A.A.; Lipenkov, V.Ya.; Fedorov, D.V.; Eberlein, L.; Schröder, L.; Ewert, H.; Horwath, M.; Dietrich, R. (2014): Height changes over subglacial Lake Vostok, East Antarctica: Insights from GNSS obser- vations. Journal of Geophysical Research, doi: 10.1002/2014JF003228
  • Richter, A.; Popov, S. V.; Schröder, L.; Schwabe, J.; Ewert, H.; Scheinert, M.; Horwath, M.; Dietrich, R. (2014): Subglacial Lake Vostok not expected to discharge water. Geophysical Research Letters Volume 41 (19), pages 6772-6778, doi: 10.1002/2014GL061433
  • Rülke, A., R. Dietrich, A. Capra, E. Dong Chen, J. Cisak, T. Eiken, A. Fox, L. D. Hothem, G. Johnston, E. C. Malaimani, A. J. Matveev, G. Milinevsky, H.-W. Schenke, K. Shibuya, L. E. Sjöberg, A. Zakrajsek, M. Fritsche, A. Groh, C. Knöfel, M. Scheinert (2015): The Antarctic regional GPS network densification - status and results, IAG Symposia series, 7 pp., doi: 10.1007/1345_2015_79
  • Scheinert, M., Horwath, M., Dietrich, R., Rosenau, R., Knöfel, C. (2015): Geodesy in Polar Regions. In Grafarend, E. (ed.): Encyclopedia of Geodesy, 11 pp., Springer Int. Publishing, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-02370-0_41-1.
  • Scheinert, M.; Ferraccioli, F.; Schwabe, J.; Bell, R.; Studinger, M.; Damaske, D.; Jokat, W.; Aleshkova, N.; Jordan, T.; Leitchenkov, G.; Blankenship, D. D.; Damiani, T. M.; Young, D.; Cochran, J. R.; Richter, T. D. (2016): New Antarctic Gravity Anomaly Grid for Enhanced Geodetic and Geophysical Studies in Antarctica. Geophysical Research Letters, 1944- 8007, doi: 10.1002/2015GL067439 –
  • Stanley, S. (2016), Antarctica gets a new gravity map, Eos, 97, doi: 10.1029/2016EO047755. Published on 18 March 2016.
  • Williams, S.D.P., P. Moore, M.A. King and P.L. Whitehouse (2014): Revisiting GRACE Ant- arctic ice mass trends and accelerations considering autocorrelation. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 385: 12-21, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2013.10.016.
  • Wolstencroft, M., M.A. King, P.L. Whitehouse, M.J. Bentley, G.A. Nield, E.C. King, M. McMil- lan, A. Shepherd, V. Barletta, A. Bordoni, R.E.M. Riva, O. Didova and B.C. Gunter (2015): Uplift rates from a new high-density GPS network in Palmer Land indicate significant late Holocene ice loss in the southwestern Weddell Sea. Geophysical Journal International, 203(1): 737-754, doi:10.1093/gji/ggv327.

+ Data

SCAR GNSS Database

The database of the SCAR Epoch Crustal Movement Campaigns is maintained by the Chair of Geodetic Earth System Research at the Institut für Planetare Geodäsie, TU Dresden / Germany.
Further information about the database content and how to request the data is available at the follwing website:


+ Links

Close linkages exist to respective groups of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG), namely:

IAG Subcommission 1.3f: Regional reference frame in Antarctica

IAG Subcommission 2.4: Gravity and Geoid in Antarctica