Articles | Volume 15, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 15, 2569–2574, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-2569-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 2569–2574, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-2569-2021

Brief communication 07 Jun 2021

Brief communication | 07 Jun 2021

Brief communication: An empirical relation between center frequency and measured thickness for radar sounding of temperate glaciers

Joseph A. MacGregor et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (04 May 2021) by Daniel Farinotti
AR by Joseph MacGregor on behalf of the Authors (04 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (05 May 2021) by Daniel Farinotti
AR by Joseph MacGregor on behalf of the Authors (13 May 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
We combine multiple recent global glacier datasets and extend one of them (GlaThiDa) to evaluate past performance of radar-sounding surveys of the thickness of Earth's temperate glaciers. An empirical envelope for radar performance as a function of center frequency is determined, its limitations are discussed and its relevance to future radar-sounder survey and system designs is considered.