The first author would like to thank the staff of the Antarctic Automatic Weather Stations Project (http://uwamrc.ssec.wisc.edu/aws/). The support and encouragement of Richard Alley, Sridhar Anandakrishnan, Bob Bindschadler, and Mark Fahnestock has also been invaluable. The comments and advice of two reviewers has also been beneficial. This project was begun while the first author was a Visiting Research Scientist with the Universities Space Research Association at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Ocean and Ice Branch. This research was supported by NSF Grant OPP-9526566 and NASA EOS-IDS Grant MTPE-00027.
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