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Authors: Bianchi, C.*
Sciacca, U.*
Tabacco, I. E.*
Zirizzotti, A.*
Zuccheretti, E.*
Title: On the shape of reflecting surfaces investigated by a 60 MHz radar
Title of journal: Int. J. Remote Sensing
Series/Report no.: 15/24(2003)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Issue Date: 2003
DOI: 10.1080/0143116031000070300
Keywords: radar
ice tongues
airborne instrument
Abstract: Radio echo sounding (RES) systems for ice thickness measurements are practically the only suitable equipment for large-scale radar flight surveys in polar regions. The length of the radio wave carrier does not allow the employment of sophisticated antennas, so folded dipoles are used, arranged beneath the wings. As a consequence, the transmitted radio wave beam illuminates a relatively large area, making the power of the echo signal related in a significant way to the shape of the reflecting surfaces. An electromagnetic analysis shows that the amplitude variations detected by the system, under certain conditions, are mainly due to focusing or defocusing effects determined by the shape of the reflectors.
Appears in Collections:01.01.08. Instruments and techniques
Papers Published / Papers in press
02.02.10. Instruments and techniques
02.02.04. Ice
02.02.06. Mass balance
02.04.04. Instruments and techniques

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