Antarktika Horseshoe Adası’nda Buzulların İnsansız Hava Aracı Tabanlı Yeraltı Radarıyla İzlenmesi

Selbesoğlu M. O., Karabulut M. F., Arkalı M., Oktar Ö., Yavaşoğlu H. H., Akpınar B., ...More

7. ULUSAL KUTUP BİLİMLERİ SEMPOZYUMU, İstanbul, Turkey, 4 - 05 December 2023, pp.75

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.75
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The effects of global climate change on the world have been increasing in recent years, and its reflections, especially in the polar regions, can be seen directly. In this context, monitoring the continental ice sheet at the poles through studies carried out by disciplines that incorporate different methods and methodologies is essential for understanding the effects of global climate change and taking possible measures for the future. It is expected that the melting of glaciers in the polar regions will have a serious impact on all living ecosystems, especially in coastal regions worldwide. In this context, studies conducted in the Antarctic continent reveal that the rates of glacier volume change are not constant over time, which confirms that the effects of global climate change are increasing. For this reason, monitoring glacier changes due to global warming is essential. In this study, glacier depths were obtained in the regions determined by ground-based and unmanned aerial vehicle-based ground penetrating radar systems. In this context, it is aimed to periodically monitor ice thickness by creating profiles around the Horseshoe Island Turkish science base. Parameters such as the frequency, sampling interval of the ground penetrating radar and the flight altitude and speed of the unmanned aerial vehicle were investigated. It is aimed to obtain glacier thickness information in the most appropriate combination. In the study, it was observed that unmanned aerial vehicle-based ground penetrating radar applications can scan areas 25 times faster than ground-based applications. In addition, it has been experienced that monitoring hard-to-reach or dangerous areas with unmanned aerial vehicle-based ground penetrating radar provides significant advantages.