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Fischer, Andrea; Span, Norbert; Kuhn, Michael; Helfricht, Kay; Stocker-Waldhuber, Martin; Seiser, Bernd; Massimo, Marius; Butschek, Michael (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness in Austria. Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences, PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849497

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Abstract:
Glacier thickness is an important factor in the course of glacier retreat in a warming climate. Thiese study data presents the results (point data) of GPR surveys on 66 Austrian mountain glaciers carried out between 1995 and 2014. The glacier areas range from 0.001 to 18.4 km**2, and their ice thickness has been surveyed with an average density of 36 points/km**2 . The glacier areas and surface elevations refer to the second Austrian glacier inventory (mapped between 1996 and 2002). According to the glacier state recorded in the second glacier inventory, the 64 glaciers cover an area of 223.3±3.6 km**3. Maps of glacier thickness have been calculated by Fischer and Kuhn (2013) with a mean thickness of 50±3 m and contain an glacier volume of 11.9±1.1 km**3. The mean maximum ice thickness is 119±5 m.
The ice thickness measurements have been carried out with the transmitter of Narod and Clarke (1994) combined with restively loaded dipole antennas (Wu and King, 1965; Rose and Vickers, 1974) at central wavelengths of 6.5 (30 m antenna length) and 4.0 MHz (50 m antenna length). The signal was recorded trace by trace with an oscilloscope. 168 m/µs as used by Haeberli et al. (1982), Bauder (2001), and Narod and Clarke (1994), the signal velocity in air is assumed to be 300 m/µs.
Details on the method can be are found in Fischer and Kuhn (2013), as well as Span et al. (2005) and Fischer et al. (2007).
Keyword(s):
Glaciers Austria
Related to:
Fischer, Andrea; Kuhn, Michael (2013): Ground-penetrating radar measurements of 64 Austrian glaciers between 1995 and 2010. Annals of Glaciology, 54(64), 179-188, https://doi.org/10.3189/2013AoG64A108
Fischer, Andrea; Span, Norbert; Kuhn, Michael; Massimo, Marius; Butschek, Michael (2007): Radarmessungen der Eisdicke Österreichischer Gletscher. Band II: Messungen 1999 bis 2006. In: Österreichische Beiträge zu Meteorologie und Geophysik, 39, 142 pp
Kuhn, Michael; Fischer, Andrea (2012): Preliminary ice volumes of 64 Austrian glaciers based on ground penetrating radar measurements from 1995 to 2006. Zeitschrift für Gletscherkunde und Glazialgeologie, 43/44, 129-177, https://doi.org/10.3189/2013AoG64A108
Span, Norbert; Fischer, Andrea; Kuhn, Michael; Massimo, Marius; Butschek, Michael (2005): Radarmessungen der Eisdicke österreichischer Gletscher, Band I: Messungen 1995 bis 1998. In: Österreichische Beiträge zur Meteorologie und Geophysik, 33, 146 pp
Further details:
Bauder, Andreas (2001): Bestimmung der Massenbilanz von Gletschern mit Fernerkundungsmethoden und Fliessmodellierungen. Mitteilungen der Versuchsanstalt für Wasserbau, Hydrologie und Glaziologie der ETH Zürich, 169, 171 pp
Haeberli, Wilfried; Waächter, H P; Schmid, W; Sidler, C (1982): Erste Erfahrungen mit dem US Geological Survey Monopuls Radioecholot im Firn, Eis und Permafrost der Schweizer Alpen. Mitteilungen der Versuchsanstalt für Wasserbau, Hydrologie und Glaziologie ETH Zürich, Arbeitsheft, 6, 1-23
Narod, B Barry; Clarke, Garry KC (1994): Miniature high-power impulse transmitter for radio-echo sounding. Journal of Glaciology, 40(134), 190-194, https://doi.org/10.1017/S002214300000397X
Coverage:
Median Latitude: 46.998292 * Median Longitude: 11.387374 * South-bound Latitude: 46.767271 * West-bound Longitude: 9.691380 * North-bound Latitude: 47.493234 * East-bound Longitude: 13.643410
Date/Time Start: 1995-09-01T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2010-09-01T00:00:00
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  1. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Alpeinerferner in 2000. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849432
  2. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Bachfallenferner in 2000. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849433
  3. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Bockkogelferner E in 2008. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849434
  4. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Bockkogelferner W in 2008. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849435
  5. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Brandner Gletscher in 2005. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849436
  6. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Brunnenkogelferner in 2000. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849437
  7. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Daunkogelferner in 1995. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849438
  8. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Fernauferner in 1999. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849439
  9. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Gaissbergferner in 1999. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849440
  10. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Gaisskarferner in 1995. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849441
  11. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Gefrorene-Wand-Kees in 1998. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849442
  12. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Gepatschferner in 2001. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849443
  13. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Griesskogelferner in 2008. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849444
  14. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Grinnerferner in 1996. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849445
  15. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Grosser-Riepen-Kees in 1998. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849446
  16. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Gurgler Ferner in 1998. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849447
  17. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Hallstaetter Gletscher in 2009. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849448
  18. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Hochalmkees in 2001. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849449
  19. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Hochjochferner in 1997. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849450
  20. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Hornkees in 1999. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849451
  21. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Jamtalferner in 2005. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849452
  22. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Karlesferner in 2001. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849453
  23. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Kesselwandferner in 1995. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849454
  24. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Langtaler Ferner in 2005. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849455
  25. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Lisenser Ferner in 2000. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849457
  26. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Lisenser Ferner_Berglas in 2000. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849456
  27. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Marzellferner in 2002. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849458
  28. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Mittelbergferner in 1998. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849459
  29. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Mullwitzkees in 1998. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849460
  30. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Mullwitzkees in 2003. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849461
  31. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Niederjochferner in 2002. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849462
  32. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Nillkees in 2006. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849463
  33. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Obersulzbachkees in 2001. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849464
  34. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Ochsentaler Gletscher in 2000. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849465
  35. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Oedenwinkelkees in 1998. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849466
  36. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Oestlicher Wannetferner in 2010. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849467
  37. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Pasterzenkees in 1998. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849468
  38. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Rainerkees in 2003. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849469
  39. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Rettenbachferner in 2007. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849470
  40. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Rotmoosferner in 2006. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849471
  41. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Schalfferner in 2002. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849472
  42. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Schaufelferner in 1997. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849473
  43. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Schladminger Gletscher in 2007. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849474
  44. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Schlatenkees in 2001. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849475
  45. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Schmiedinger Kees in 2003. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849476
  46. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Schwarzensteinkees in 1999. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849477
  47. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Schwarzmilzferner in 2003. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849478
  48. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Sexegertenferner in 2010. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849479
  49. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Sonnblickkees in 1998. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849480
  50. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Sulzenauferner in 2003. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849481
  51. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Sulztalferner in 2001. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849482
  52. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Taschachferner E in 2003. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849483
  53. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Tiefenbachferner in 2007. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849484
  54. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Umbalkees in 2003. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849485
  55. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Untersulzbachkees in 2001. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849486
  56. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Vermunt Gletscher in 2000. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849487
  57. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Vernagtferner in 1999. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849488
  58. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Viltragenkees in 2010. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849489
  59. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Vorderer Oelgrubenferner in 2010. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849490
  60. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Waxeggkees in 2001. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849491
  61. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Weisseeferner in 1996. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849492
  62. Fischer, A; Span, N; Kuhn, M et al. (2015): Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) point measurements of ice thickness on Windacherferner in 2005. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.849493