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Planewave Radar System

June 25, 2010
Planewave Radar System A 12 to 18 gigahertz Planewave Radar System operated by the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) near Summit Camp, Greenland. The radar is mapping near-surface snow accumulation layers in the Greenland Ice Sheet. The radar is pulled behind a ground rover or a snowmobile, but others are in development at CReSIS that will be flown on aircraft ranging from the P-34 Orion to small, un-crewed, aerial vehicles. In this photo, researchers Tim Rink is pictured in the foreground and Dr. Pannir Kanagaratnam is behind him. CReSIS is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center created with the mission of developing new technologies and computer models to measure and predict the response sea level change to the mass balance of ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica. To learn more about the center and its activities, visit the CReSIS Web site. (Date of Image: 2005)


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