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Tebaldini S.,Polytechnic of Milan | Nagler T.,ENVEO IT GmbH | Rott H.,ENVEO IT GmbH | Heilig A.,University of Heidelberg
International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) | Year: 2015

In this paper we present results from the tomographic analysis of L-Band SAR data acquired in February/March 2014 over the Mittelbergferner glacier, Austrian Alps, during the ESA campaign AlpTomoSAR. The campaign includes coincident in-situ measurements of snow and ice properties, as well as high-frequency Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) data acquired over a total length of 18 km. The analyses of three-dimensional TomoSAR data cubes shows the complexity of the glacier sub-surface scattering. Most areas are characterized by surface scattering in proximity of the Lidar surface, plus a complex pattern of in-depth volumetric scattering beneath. Various subsurface features observed in GPR transects at 600 MHz and 200 MHz clearly showed up in TomoSAR sections as well. In particular: firn bodies, crevasses, and even the bedrock down to 50 m below the ice surface. © 2015 IEEE.

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