CReSIS is developing 3 types of sophisticated sensors for collecting much needed data from the areas of Greenland and Antarctic where ice sheets are undergoing rapid changes. The data is essential to understanding the processes and developing improved ice sheet models. The more exact the models are, the better we can simulate how ice sheets will respond to a warming climate and predict their contribution to sea-level rise.

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Radar Development

Radars developed by CReSIS are cutting-edge. View related echograms and data products.

  • Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounders (MCoRDS)
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
  • Accumulation Radar
  • Snow Radar
  • Ku-band Radar Altimeter
  • UAS Radar


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Lidar Development

CReSIS has developed a hybrid RF/laser radar (lidar) sensor that combines modern radar pulse-compression techniques with fiber-optic components.


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Advances in seismic sensor development are being made at Penn State University and the University of Kansas.

  • GeoPebble: A Wireless Seismic and Geophysical Sensor Web
  • Seismic Streamer



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