Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 973–989, 2022

Special issue: Extreme environment datasets for the three poles

Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 973–989, 2022

Data description paper 02 Mar 2022

Data description paper | 02 Mar 2022

A 30-year monthly 5 km gridded surface elevation time series for the Greenland Ice Sheet from multiple satellite radar altimeters

Baojun Zhang et al.

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A long-term time series of ice sheet surface elevation change essential for assessing climate change. This study presents a 30-year monthly 5 km gridded surface elevation time series for the Greenland Ice Sheet from multiple satellite radar altimeters. The dataset can provide detailed insight into Greenland Ice Sheet surface elevation change on multiple temporal and spatial scales, thereby providing an opportunity to explore potential associations between ice sheet change and climatic forcing.