Articles | Volume 17, issue 1
Research article
20 Jan 2023
Research article |  | 20 Jan 2023

Ice Sheet and Sea Ice Ultrawideband Microwave radiometric Airborne eXperiment (ISSIUMAX) in Antarctica: first results from Terra Nova Bay

Marco Brogioni, Mark J. Andrews, Stefano Urbini, Kenneth C. Jezek, Joel T. Johnson, Marion Leduc-Leballeur, Giovanni Macelloni, Stephen F. Ackley, Alexandra Bringer, Ludovic Brucker, Oguz Demir, Giacomo Fontanelli, Caglar Yardim, Lars Kaleschke, Francesco Montomoli, Leung Tsang, Silvia Becagli, and Massimo Frezzotti


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on tc-2022-59', Anonymous Referee #1, 14 Oct 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Marco Brogioni, 07 Nov 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2022-59', Anonymous Referee #2, 18 Oct 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Marco Brogioni, 07 Nov 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (22 Nov 2022) by Ted Maksym
AR by Marco Brogioni on behalf of the Authors (29 Nov 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (16 Dec 2022) by Ted Maksym
Short summary
In 2018 the first Antarctic campaign of UWBRAD was carried out. UWBRAD is a new radiometer able to collect microwave spectral signatures over 0.5–2 GHz, thus outperforming existing similar sensors. It allows us to probe thicker sea ice and ice sheet down to the bedrock. In this work we tried to assess the UWBRAD potentials for sea ice, glaciers, ice shelves and buried lakes. We also highlighted the wider range of information the spectral signature can provide to glaciological studies.