Interferometric radar measurements of movements in glaciers

ISPAS is using interferometric radar for measuring small movements in glaciers. The first measurement was in 2007, measuring glacier movement in the Kronebreen glacier, Svalbard. The measurements was done in cooperation with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) as part of the international project Glaciodyn.

Measurement site at Kronebreen, Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard 2007.

ISPAS and NMBU returned again in 2008, 2009 and 2010 for new interferometric radar measurements of the Kronebreen glacier. In 2009 the glacier was measured at a distance of more than 13 km.

In 2008 ISPAS also performed interferometric radar measurements of the Engabreen glacier in Nordland, Norway, in cooperation with the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE).

ISPAS is currently, (2012-17), hosting a PhD student for interferometric radar research.

As part of the PhD project, Kronebreen was again measured 10 years later in 2017 with a new radar with electronically steered array antenna.

Measurements of Kronebreen 2017