Articles | Volume 9, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 267–279, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-267-2017
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 267–279, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-267-2017

Brief communication 05 May 2017

Brief communication | 05 May 2017

A high-resolution synthetic bed elevation grid of the Antarctic continent

Felicity S. Graham et al.

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Antarctic bed topography datasets are interpolated onto low-resolution grids because our observed topography data are sparsely sampled. This has implications for ice-sheet model simulations, especially in regions prone to instability, such as grounding lines, where detailed knowledge of the topography is required. Here, we constructed a high-resolution synthetic bed elevation dataset using observed covariance properties to assess the dependence of simulated ice-sheet dynamics on grid resolution.