Rune Storvold

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—We present a comparison between data acquired with frequency-modulated ground-penetrating radar (GPR) and satellite synthetic aperture radar (SAR). Both radars are polarimetric and operate at a center frequency of 5.3 GHz. The field site is the polythermal glacier Kongsvegen, Svalbard. Along glacier GPR profiles cover the ablation area and the accumulation(More)
—Frequent mapping of snow parameters, like snow cover area (SCA) and snow surface wetness (SSW), is important for applications in hydrology, meteorology and climatology. In this study we have developed a few general multi-sensor/time-series approaches for such monitoring. The objective is to analyze, on a daily basis, a time series of optical and Synthetic(More)
—The question of penetration of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) signals at C-band frequency into polar glaciers is addressed by comparing ground penetrating radar (GPR) and SAR backscatter signatures. Profiles of the Kongsvegen glacier, Svalbard, were obtained with a C-band GPR. The received signal is converted to the equivalent radar cross section using the(More)
— It has previously been shown that wet snow can be detected using ERS SAR repeat pass imagery where a reference image is captured during cold dry snow conditions and subtracted from the image one want to classify. We have extended and validated this technique for retrieving snow covered area (SCA) using Envisat ASAR wide swath data (500 by 500 km swath(More)
The glacial firn line of the Svartisen Glacier has been detected using ERS II SAR data from 1995 and up till today. The firn line is detected by first correcting the image backscatter intensity for topographic and geometric contributions using the Muhleman backscattering model. Then we discriminate between firn and ice facies based on the backscatter(More)
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