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2-8 GHz FMCW Radar for Estimating Snow Depth on Antarctic Sea Ice

Galin, N; Worby, A; Massom, R; Brooker, G; Leuschen, C; Gogineni, SP; Jansen, P; (2008) 2-8 GHz FMCW Radar for Estimating Snow Depth on Antarctic Sea Ice. Presented at: International Conference on Radar, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA.

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Abstract

This paper presents the development and initial results from a prototype airborne Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) snow thickness radar operating at 2-8 C.Hz. The FMCW radar was constructed at the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS), Kansas University (USA) and is the product of a collaborative effort between Kansas University, the University of Tasmania (Australia) and the Australian Antarctic Division. This radar was successfully tested in a laboratory, and then deployed on a helicopter during the Australian-led Sea Ice Physics and Ecosystem Experiment (SIPEX) research cruise to the East Antarctic pack ice zone in September - October 2007. Approximately twenty hours of airborne radar data were collected and time-stamped with GPS data for accurate geolocation. Coincident data from a scanning laser altimeter, as well as digital photography, enable a multi-dimensional view of the sample areas, and are important for interpreting the radar signatures. The data obtained provide a multi-dimensional view of the snow and sea ice surface.

Type: Conference item (UNSPECIFIED)
Title: 2-8 GHz FMCW Radar for Estimating Snow Depth on Antarctic Sea Ice
Event: International Conference on Radar
Location: Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
Dates: 02 September 2008 - 05 September 2008
ISBN-13: 978-1-4244-2321-7
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Earth Sciences
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/115819
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