RSL's Kanagaratnam earns promotion


Lawrence,KS (03-27-2003)

From ITTC News
By Michelle Ward



Pannirselvam Kanagaratnam has been promoted to a research assistant professor position at ITTC. After earning his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in May 2002, Kanagaratnam has worked as a postdoctoral research associate at ITTC. The former NASA Fellow has continued his innovative work with radar systems. With his research primarily focusing on the Greenland ice sheet, he is creating radar to look at the internal layers of the ice sheet. Through his research, scientists will have a better idea of how climate is affecting the ice sheets.

Kanagaratnam is working on a number of research projects within ITTCs Radar Systems and Remote Sensing Laboratory. They include:

Ice-thickness Measurement over the Pine Island and Thwaites
Glaciers,Antarctica

Radar Sounding and Airborne High-Resolution Mapping of Near-Surface
Layers of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Validation of AMSR Snow Depth on Sea Ice Retrievals Using an
Airborne Pulse Radar

Radar Sounder for Measuring Sea Ice Thickness

Mobile Sensor Web for Polar Ice Sheet Measurement (PRISM)

He has another project that the National Science Foundation (NSF) is very close to funding. The program manager has approved Plane Wave Mapping of Near-Surface Layers Over the Polar Ice Sheets but it is waiting for the approval of NSFs grants office.


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