Development  of an ultrawide band radar for snow research measuring systems for the acquisition of stratigraphy and snow erosion in the field of avalanche

Martin Schafferer
Supervising board members: Thomas Ußmüller, Barbara Schneider-Muntau

 

Project Overview

The snowpack structure and individual layers are an important component in the assessment of avalanche danger. In the field of avalanche dynamics, no data on the stratigraphy and snow erosion in motion are currently collected. The dissertation aims to develop a suitable measurement system and measurement network that records exactly these data. Radar technology already offers the possibility to record snow depths and velocity. Because of these existing measurements, the development will therefore focus especially on radar technology to record these data. Stratigraphy and snow erosion will not only be used selectively, but will provide data acquisition over the entire avalanche area.

 

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