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IceBridge - Instruments: Ku-Band Radar Altimeter

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Radars - Ku-Band Radar Altimeter

Ku-Band Radar Altimeter
(NASA P-3B and DC-8)

Rounding out the CReSIS instruments is the Ku-Band Radar Altimeter, which penetrates through snow to measure the surface elevation of sea ice and ice sheets and the sea surface. The data from this instrument can be used together with data from ATM to determine the thickness of snow over sea ice.


Example of data returned by Ku-Band Radar Altimeter. › View larger
An example of the data returned by the Ku-Band Radar Altimeter.

 

Page Last Updated: September 30th, 2013
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