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A simple visualization method for distinguishing subglacial-bed and side-wall returns in radio-echo records from outlet and valley glaciers

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Radar returns from valley side-walls may complicate the identification of the glacier bed when examining airborne radio-echo sounding (RES) records.Wedescribe simple visualization techniques for aiding analysis of RES data with the aim of resolving these ambiguities, making use of high-resolution satellite imagery. An application of the technique is illustrated using RES data obtained from part of Stygge Glacier, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: June 1, 2003

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