For polar ice sheets, valuable stress and strain information can be deduced from crystal orientation fabrics (COF) and their prevailing c-axis alignment. Polarimetric radio echo sounding is a promising technique to measure the anisotropic electromagnetic propagation and reflection properties associated with COFs. In this paper, fully polarimetric P-band data acquired with the airborne POLARIS system near the ice divide of the Greenland ice sheet are analyzed. Based on a simple electromagnetic model, these data are interpreted, and a pronounced birefringence is found.
|Title of host publication||International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium proceedings|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||30th International Geoscience and Remote Sensing symposium - Honolulu, HI, United States|
Duration: 25 Jul 2010 → 30 Jul 2010
Conference number: 30
|Conference||30th International Geoscience and Remote Sensing symposium|
|Period||25/07/2010 → 30/07/2010|
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- Ice sheets
- Anisotropic reflection