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IPY: Collaborative Proposal: Constraining the Mass-Balance Deficit of the Amundsen Coast's Glaciers - das_0632031

This award supports a project to gather data to better understand the mass balance of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet focusing on the Pine Island and Thwaites Glaciers along the Amundsen Sea coast. This project is using a combination of airborne radar stratigraphy and ice-core derived accumulation measurements to create basin-averaged accumulation estimates, which coupled with InSAR velocity data will provide a decadal-scale estimate of mass balance in this region over in the past.

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