Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window

Dry–Wet Bedrock Interface Detection by Radio Echo Sounding Measurements

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

7 Author(s)
Zirizzotti, A. ; Ist. Naz. di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Rome, Italy ; Cafarella, L. ; Baskaradas, J.A. ; Tabacco, I.E.
more authors

In this paper, a method to distinguish a wet or dry bedrock-ice interface is proposed. It is based on the analysis of radio echo sounding (RES) measurements, a widely employed method for determining bedrock topography in Antarctica. In particular, the RES system has played an important role in subglacial lake exploration and hydrogeological studies at the bedrock-ice interface. Recently, bedrock characterization has been improved through the analysis of the power of radar echoes. Signal power depends on bedrock reflectivity and its specific physical condition. In this paper, a linear model describing the loss term (internal ice absorption) is proposed. This model, together with other known quantities, contributes toward an assessment of power variation of bedrock reflectivity in order to determinate wet and dry bedrock interfaces in the Dome C region in Antarctica.

Published in:

Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:48 ,  Issue: 5 )

Date of Publication:

May 2010

Need Help?

IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.