"GPR in Glaciology: potential and challenge"

Seminario, lunedì 27 ore 15.30 Aula C

presso il dipartimento di Scienze della Terra,  Emanuele Forte (Mathematics and Geosciences Department, University of Trieste) terrà un seminario dal titolo: "GPR in Glaciology: potential and challenge".
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is a geophysical technique used since many years for glaciological studies due the peculiar and favorable physical parameters of frozen materials when crossed by electromagnetic waves.

The seminar, after a summary of some typical GPR applications in different glaciological topics, will focus on pretty new quantitative studies showing that with such a method, besides an accurate subsurface imaging, it is possible to infer the density distribution within glacial bodies, locate brines, characterize polythermal glaciers by determining warm and cold domains. For all the applications both the theoretical bases and experiments on real datasets will be provided, highlighting pros and cons. A detailed discussion on the challenges and on future possible developments will conclude the talk.