Since Monday, July 12th, 21, the measurement campaign BELIGI (Broadband Electromagnetic Invetigation of Glacier Ice) of the TU Braunschweig has been taking place at the Sonnblick Observatory, as part of the EU-funded INTERACT-III project.
The aim of the team is to test different measuring methods for their applicability on glaciers and thus to get an insight into the internal structures of the ice masses. The measurements allow conclusions to be drawn about the variation in the specific electrical resistance of the glacier ice, with good control of the depth dependency of these data. The radar measurement provides information about the structure of the ice with regard to the boundary between snow cover and ice, as well as the thickness down to the bedrock. This information is an important basis for questions relevant to the ecosystem.