Exploring the Dynamics of the Active Layer and Near-Surface Permafrost across the North Slope of Alaska
This project is funded by the National Science Foundation
To develop remote sensing techniques using Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) to measure the active layer thickness
InSAR measures the seasonal surface deformation due to the annual freezing and thawing of the active layer. We are developing and validating an algorithm that estimates the active layer thickness from the seasonal deformation.
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