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Ground-Penetrating Radar Reveals Ice Thickness and Undisturbed Englacial Layers at Kilimanjaro's Northern Ice Field

Bohleber, Pascal and Sold, Leo and Hardy, Douglas R. and Schwikowski, Margit and Klenk, Patrick and Fischer, Andrea and Sirguey, Pascal and Cullen, Nicolas J. and Potocki, Mariusz and Hoffmann, Helene and Mayewski, Paul (2017) Ground-Penetrating Radar Reveals Ice Thickness and Undisturbed Englacial Layers at Kilimanjaro's Northern Ice Field. The Cryosphere, 11 (1), pp. 469-482. Copernicus Publications. DOI: 10.5194/tc-11-469-2017 ISSN 1994-0416

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Abstract

Our study is the first to use ground-penetrating radar (GPR) to investigate ice thickness and internal layering at Kilimanjaro's largest ice body, the Northern Ice Field (NIF). For monitoring the ongoing ice loss, our ice thickness soundings allowed us to estimate the total ice volume remaining at NIF's southern portion. Englacial GPR reflections indicate undisturbed layers within NIF's center and provide a first link between age information obtained from ice coring and vertical wall sampling.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/111832/
Document Type:Article
Title:Ground-Penetrating Radar Reveals Ice Thickness and Undisturbed Englacial Layers at Kilimanjaro's Northern Ice Field
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Bohleber, PascalInstitute of Environmental Physics, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Sold, LeoDepartment of Geosciences, University of Fribourg, Fribourg, SwitzerlandUNSPECIFIED
Hardy, Douglas R.Climate System Research Center and Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, USAUNSPECIFIED
Schwikowski, MargitPaul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, SwitzerlandUNSPECIFIED
Klenk, PatrickUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Fischer, AndreaInstitute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Innsbruck, AustriaUNSPECIFIED
Sirguey, PascalNational School of Surveying, University of Otago, New ZealandUNSPECIFIED
Cullen, Nicolas J.Department of Geography, University of Otago, New ZealandUNSPECIFIED
Potocki, MariuszClimate Change Institute, University of Maine, Orono, ME, USAUNSPECIFIED
Hoffmann, HeleneInstitute of Environmental Physics, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Mayewski, PaulClimate Change Institute, University of Maine, Orono, ME, USAUNSPECIFIED
Date:9 February 2017
Journal or Publication Title:The Cryosphere
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:11
DOI :10.5194/tc-11-469-2017
Page Range:pp. 469-482
Publisher:Copernicus Publications
ISSN:1994-0416
Status:Published
Keywords:Ground-Penetrating Radar, GPR, ice thickness, glacier stratigraphy, Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro's Northern Ice Field, Age-depth information
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Tandem-L Vorstudien
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute > Spaceborne SAR Systems
Deposited By: Klenk, Dr. Patrick
Deposited On:10 Apr 2017 14:55
Last Modified:09 Jan 2019 12:23

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