The aim of this website is to share contents related to the main research activities carried out in the doctoral project titled “Radar remote sensing of alpine and antarctic solid precipitation” which is in the framework of the “Antarctic Precipitation Remote Sensing from Surface and Space” (APRES3) project.
In this blog you will find a series of posts that will be updated frequently, details about the project, the instruments and pictures of the field campaigns. There is a special gallery dedicated to Clément Aplati, a character who travels around the world in different adventures and this time he will accompany us in our next mission to Antarctica.
Figure 1. Dumont D’Urville Station, Antarctica.
The first major milestone of this doctoral project is the summer Antarctic mission 2016 – 2017 in the French scientific station Dumont D’Urville (DDU, Figure 1), corresponding to the 2nd Antarctic mission of the APRES3 project. DDU is located on the coast of the White Continent in Adélie Land (coordinates: 66°39’S, 140°00’E), within the Antarctic Circle, just south of Tasmania, Australia. The objective of this mission is to deploy a multi-instrumental system for the monitoring of snowfall in the Antarctic region, including a Micro Rain Radar (MRR), a LIDAR and a snow-gauge (Pluvio2), which are detailed in the “Instruments” section, among other sensors.
The next Antarctic mission will be carried out by Dr. Christophe Genthon (Université Grenoble Alpes, France) and Dr. Dana Veron (University of Delaware, USA) who are currently in the French base Concordia (Dome-C) and Claudio Durán-Alarcón (Université Grenoble Alpes, France), who will travel to DDU in the second rotation (R2) of the Astrolabe ice breaker on January 7th, 2017.
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