Grant: $266,004 - National Science Foundation - Aug. 26, 2009
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Award Description: NSF 08-597 Arctic Research Opportunities
Project Description: This project is for analysis of existing radar echo data gathered under the PARCA (Program for Arctic Regional Climate Assessment) and CReSIS (The Center for the Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets) programs, with the objective of generating direct evidence of the extent of subglacial water in Greenland and providing the glaciological community with maps of its extent. Previous echo analysis has found the variability of the received signal too great to extract the component due to variation of the bed material. A method has been developed which allows the state of the bed to be determined reliably. This work will apply this method to all the available radio echo data to generate maps of the extent of basal melting throughout Greenland. The team will process data from flights undertaken between 1998 and 2005. Appropriate tests of self-consistency and statistical behavior will be applied. The presence or absence of water will be determined throughout. Results will be interpreted and maps compiled illustrating these results. The continuity and topographical context of each major water feature will be investigated and compared.
Infrastructure Description: N/A
Jobs Summary: No jobs were created or retained this quarter. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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