Sensors - Design

The development of new techniques for the measurement and characterization of ecohydrological fluxes including snow water, soil moisture, and water vapor at high spatial resolution is a key part of LATICE' group research activities.

Snow radar profiling at the summit area of the Austfonna Ice Cap on Nordaustlandet in Eastern Svalbard. Photo: Jon Ove Hagen

Snow radar profiling at the summit area of the Austfonna Ice Cap on Nordaustlandet in Eastern Svalbard. Photo: Jon Ove Hagen

About Sensors - Design

Building on existing technologies in our infrastructure, see webpage LATICE-Flux (infrastructure) with novel technologies, the activity addresses distinct challenges of temporal and spatial scale within land-surface observations. Two areas are of specific interest:

  • Advanced sensor technologies

Through our collaboration with the Department of Informatics we are bringing novel radar technologies developed for biomedical imaging to the field of geosciences. We envision developing radar arrays for snow water and soil moisture monitoring that will provide a 4-D view of the dynamics of the systems.

Test deployment of the LATICE SnowRadar in 2018
Deployment of the LATICE SnowRadar in 2018

 

  • Datascapes

A grand challenge today is management and handling of large volumes of data. As we probe with our observations at finer resolution at both temporal and spatial scales, new methodologies for model calibration and validation are required. Developing such new calibration tools and methodologies is a core activity within LATICE.

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Published Aug. 7, 2015 11:40 AM - Last modified Sep. 20, 2018 2:36 PM