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Accumulation Radar


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Fine depth resolution profiling of the top 100 m of the ice column is achieved with this radar designed to map variations in the snow accumulation rate. When operated from aircraft, it operates from 600 to 900 MHz providing 28-cm depth resolution in ice and when operated on the ground (500 MHz to 2 GHz) a 5.6-cm depth resolution in ice is achieved. This fine depth resolution enables area extensive spatial mapping of the annual accumulation layers.

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Point(s) of Contact: 
Carl Leuschen (POC; PI), Prasad Gogineni (Prev PI)