Tracking B-31 iceberg with two aircraft deployed sensors

Icebergs are a natural hazard to maritime operations in polar regions. Iceberg populations are increasing, as is the demand for access to both Arctic and Antarctic seas. Soon the ability to reliably track icebergs may become a necessity for continued operational safety. The temporal and spatial coverage of remote sensing instruments is limited, and must be supplemented with in situ measurements. In this paper we describe the design of a tracking sensor that can be deployed from a fixed-wing aircraft during iceberg surveys, and detail the results of its first deployment operation on iceberg B-31.

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Publication status:
Published
Author(s):
Authors: Jones, D. H., Gudmundsson, G. H.

On this site: David Jones, Hilmar Gudmundsson
Date:
16 June, 2015
Journal/Source:
Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences / 15
Page(s):
1243-1250
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-15-1243-2015