Accession Number : AD0664162

Title :   EXPLORING THE ANTARCTIC WITH ICE-SOUNDING RADAR,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : Waite,Amory H. ; Schmidt,Stanley J.

Report Date : DEC 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The paper presents a brief history of Signal Corps radar ice-depth sounding, discusses past, present and proposed measuring techniques, and details the first ice-depth survey flights ever attempted operationally. These, conducted at thirteen points along 1,000 miles of Antarctic coastline in early 1962, discovered several previously unknown geographical features through as much as 1,000 feet of ice, in an aggregate flying time of less than seven hours. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADAR REFLECTIONS, *MARINE GEOPHYSICS), (*DEPTH FINDING, RADAR SIGNALS), (*GLACIERS, MEASURING INSTRUMENTS), ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE REFLECTIONS, REFLECTORS, RADAR EQUIPMENT, MAPPING, ANTARCTIC REGIONS, GREENLAND, OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY, CONTINENTAL SHELVES, ADSORPTION, SURVEYING(GEOGRAPHIC)

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE