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The radar will map large areas of the bedrock.

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Speaker: John Paden, graduate student, EECS, University of Kansas, 2002.

Modified Transcript: One of the things that our radar is going to do, that has never been done before, is measure the reflectivity over a large surface of the ice. With previous radars, like the radar depth sounder that was developed here at the University of Kansas, one gets reflectivity along a single, narrow area. With this new radar, we are going to move along a single line and give you the reflectivity over a huge area rather than a narrow band. In order to do this, we will be using bistatic radar.


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