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IceBridge - Instruments: High Capability Radar Sounder (HiCARS)

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Radars - High Capability Radar Sounder (HiCARS)

High Capability Radar Sounder (HiCARS)
(UTIG BT-67)

High Capability Radar Sounder (HiCARS) is an ice-penetrating radar operated by the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics' (UTIG). With this instrument, researchers are able to build profiles of ice sheets that show the ice surface, internal layers and the bedrock. HiCARS has been used extensively in Antarctica.


Example data from the HiCARS instrument.
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An example of the data returned by the HiCARS radar sounder.

 

Page Last Updated: September 30th, 2013
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