In this paper the electromagnetic properties of the continental ice sheets are modeled with the aim of assessing the feasibility of space-based radar ice sounding at P-band.The paper focuses on the model itself, as distinct from the estimation of model parameters and the exploitation of the model. The scattering and propagation properties of the icesheets are characterized using an empirical approach. The model comprises surface scattering from the air/ice interfaceand the ice/bed interface as well as volume scattering from the firn and the ice. Also specular reflection from the internal layers is modeled. In combination with simple models of the ice sounding radar and the geometry, the electromagnetic model estimates the return waveform and its constituents, such that sensitivity and clutter masking issues can be assessed.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2016)|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||The International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2016) - China National Convention Center, Beijing, China|
Duration: 10 Jul 2016 → 15 Jul 2016
|Conference||The International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2016)|
|Location||China National Convention Center|
|Period||10/07/2016 → 15/07/2016|