Accession Number:

AD0839547

Title:

RADAR SOUNDING OF GLACIERS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Impulse radar was used by scientists in the Soviet Antarctic stations to measure the thickness of glaciers. The accuracy of the measurements are discussed, including the effect of the density of the ice on this accuracy. The maximum capabilities of this method of measurement are 1100-3000 meters depending on the amplitude and electromagnetic energy loss in glaciers. The radar can sound the depth of glaciers from an airplane or from the surface of the glacier. In this manner the sub-glacial relief can be mapped. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE