AWI’s airborne Ultra-Wideband Radar for sounding and imaging of ice sheets and shelves


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Olaf.Eisen [ at ] awi.de

Abstract

Over the last years AWI implemented a new ultra-wideband radar, developed by the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS), on AWI's polar airplane Polar 6, a Basler BT-67. After terminating the overall system tests and calibration/validation survey in 2015, the system has been in operational use in Greenland and Antarctica for several field seasons. We will present an overview of the results and experiences obtained over the last two years to illustrate the system performance in terms of achievable specifications for imaging and sounding ice sheets, and will discuss the requirements and opportunities for logistic deployment in Greenland as well as Antarctica.



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IGS Symposium Five Decades of Radioglaciology, 08 Jul 2019 - 12 Jul 2019, Stanford, California, USA.
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Eisen, O. , Binder, T. , Drews, R. , Dörr, N. , Franke, S. , Helm, V. , Humbert, A. , Jansen, D. , Paden, J. , Steinhage, D. , Yan, S. and Miller, H. (2019): AWI’s airborne Ultra-Wideband Radar for sounding and imaging of ice sheets and shelves , IGS Symposium Five Decades of Radioglaciology, Stanford, California, USA, 8 July 2019 - 12 July 2019 .


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