Articles | Volume 10, issue 4
The Cryosphere, 10, 1771–1797, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-1771-2016
The Cryosphere, 10, 1771–1797, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-1771-2016
Research article
17 Aug 2016
Research article | 17 Aug 2016

Anisotropy of seasonal snow measured by polarimetric phase differences in radar time series

Silvan Leinss et al.

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Four years of anisotropy measurements of seasonal snow are presented in the paper. The anisotropy was measured every 4 h with a ground-based polarimetric radar. An electromagnetic model has been developed to measured the anisotropy with radar instruments from ground and from space. The anisotropic permittivity was derived with Maxwell–Garnett-type mixing formulas which are shown to be equivalent to series expansions of the permittivity tensor based on spatial correlation function of snow.