Item: Seasonal snow cover monitoring using fmcw radar
Title: Seasonal snow cover monitoring using fmcw radar
Proceedings: 1986 International Snow Science Workshop, Lake Tahoe, California, USA
Authors: H. Gubler and P. Weilenmann Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research CH7260 Weissfluhjoch/Davos
Abstract: Stationary, ground-buried and mobile, sledge mounted FMCW radars have been used for five years to investigate snow stratigraphy. The systems have proved their feasibility for localized, nondestructive measurements of the development of snow layering, waterequivalence, initial percolation of meltwater, flow depth of dense flow avalanches, and slope perpendicular flow speed profiles. Mobile radars are used to determine areal distributions of snow stratigraphy and waterequivalence.
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Keywords: fmcw radars, stratigraphy, layering, meltwater, flow depth
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