I am going to make notes (and code) available here to help cryosphere investigators use GPS reflections (sometimes called GPS Interferometric Reflectometry). Eventually I will extend these notes to include sea level measurements.
I will only talk about GPS here, but most everything I talk about can be extended to GNSS.
- General principles and some examples, Larson and Nievinski, GPS Snow sensing:results from the EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory, GPS Solutions, 2013.
- Greenland: Larson,Wahr, and Kuipers Munneke., Constraints on snow accumulation and firn density in Greenland using GPS receivers, J. Glaciology, 2015.
- Antarctica: Shean et al., GPS derived estimates of surface mass balance and ocean-induced basal melt for Pine Island Glacier ice shelf, The Cryosphere, 2017.
- Antarctica: Siegfried et al.,Snow Accumulation Variability on a West Antarctic ice stream observed with GPS reflectometry, 2007-2017, Geophysical Research Letters, 2017.
This GPS reflections method is being used to measure snow accumulation every day at four sites in Greenland: Dye2, GLS2, Neem Camp, and Summit Camp. Please email me for more information.