Subsurface ice structure analysis with longer wavelength sar tomography

Francesco Banda, Jørgen Dall, Stefano Tebaldini, Fabio Rocca

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Given the extreme importance of monitoring ice sheets with remote sensing instruments in order to predict their interactions with the environment, the ESA IceSAR 2012 campaign was performed in south-west Greenland in the framework of BIOMASS activities. The objective was to assess the capability of longer wavelength SAR to retrieve information about ice flow and structure. In the present paper first results from processing of tomographic data for subsurface ice structure mapping are presented. The extent of signal penetration has been found to be of about 20-60 m, conditional on the different glacier zone investigated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ESA Living Planet Symposium
PublisherEuropean Space Agency
Publication date2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventESA Living Planet Symposium — 2013 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Sep 201313 Sep 2013


ConferenceESA Living Planet Symposium — 2013
CountryUnited Kingdom

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