SMB Vostok

Surface mass balance data from Vostok stake farms, Vostok flow line (VFL) and Northern Vostok flow line (NVFL) traverses.


Barkov, N. I. and Lipenkov, V. Y. (1978). Snow Accumulation in the Area of Vostok Station in 1971-1973. Informatsionnyi Bulleten’ SAE 98.
Ekaykin, A. A., Lipenkov, V. Y., and Shibaev, Y. A. (2012). Spatial distribution of the snow accumulation rate along the ice flow lines between Ridge B and Lake Vostok. Ice & Snow 4, 122-128.

Ekaykin A.A., Lipenkov V.Ya., Tebenkova N.A. Fifty years of instrumental surface mass balance observations at Vostok Station, central Antarctica. — J. of Glaciology, 2023, 1–13.
Ekaykin, A. A., Teben’kova, N. A., Lipenkov, V. Y., Tchikhatchev, K. B., Veres, A. N., and Richter, A. (2020). Underestimation of snow accumulation rate in central Antarctica (Vostok Station) derived from stake measurements. Russian Meteorology and Hydrology 45, 132-140.
Richter, A., Ekaykin, A.A., Willen, M.O., Lipenkov, V.Ya., Groh, A., Popov, S.V., Scheinert, M., Horwath, M., Dietrich, R. (2021). Surface mass balance models vs. stake observations: A comparison in the Lake Vostok region, central East Antarctica. Frontiers in Earth Science.

The monthly and annual values of SMB at Vostok, as well as the VFL and NVFL data are here:

The snow build-up and density values at individual stakes of the Vostok stake farms are here: