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Ground Penetrating Radar Surveys for Detailed Glaciological Investigations in the Polar and Himalayan Regions

Introduction   The investigation of Polar ice sheets using radio-waves (Radio-Echo Sounding – RES) from aircraft began in earnest in the early 1960s and led to major steps forward in the mapping of such features, with the discovery of whole mountain ranges buried beneath the ice. Analysis of reflections within the ice itself provides important information about the structure and dynamics of the ice sheets. The use of large aircraft has been critical to cover large areas of otherwise inaccessible...

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