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Operation IceBridge - Radar

The University of Kansas's Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) operates a variety of radar instruments on the IceBridge P-3B and DC-8 airborne laboratories. Each of these instruments uses a different frequency band, which gives them the ability to examine the entire ice column, ranging from the surface, through accumulated snow and all the way down to the bedrock below.

Radar Instruments Used:

Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder (MCoRDS)
Snow Radar
Accumulation Radar
Ku-Band Radar Altimeter
High Capability Radar Sounder (HiCARS)


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Operation IceBridge

SVS >> Climate
DLESE >> Cryology
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Spectral/Engineering >> Radar
GCMD >> Location >> Arctic
SVS >> Operation IceBridge
NASA Science >> Earth

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