IGPP is pleased to invite you to join its Fall 2022 Seminar Series presentation featuring Naval Postgraduate School's Sean Peters. Dr. Peter's talk, "Passive Radar Investigations for Terrestrial and Planetary Radio Glaciology" will be shared in person, in the Munk Conference Room at IGPP and available via Zoom on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, starting at 12:00pm. Zoom: https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/93074521279?pwd=a0FQSlc5TVBYaCs2SlVLcmZ0eStkdz09. Password: GP_seminar
Time: 12:00 pm, Pacific Time
Note: This meeting will be recorded. Please make sure that you are comfortable with this before registering.
Traditional ice-penetrating radars transmit a powerful electromagnetic pulse and record the echo's delay time and power to measure ice sheet thickness and subsurface conditions of glaciers. Such observations are critical for understanding and predicting future ice sheet behavior and contribution to global sea-level rise; however, existing ice-penetrating radar systems are resource-intensive in terms of cost, power, and logistics when continuously monitoring ice sheets at both their evolving spatial (local to continental) and temporal (daily to multiannual) scales. In this seminar, I will describe our developed passive radar system and signal processing technique that leverages ambient radio noise sources (instead of transmitting a powerful radio signal), in efforts to enable cost-effective, low-resource, and ubiquitous monitoring of ice sheets at the desired spatiotemporal scales.