Articles | Volume 15, issue 22
Research article
14 Nov 2022
Research article |  | 14 Nov 2022

ICE-CAMERA: a flatbed scanner to study inland Antarctic polar precipitation

Massimo Del Guasta

Model code and software

CNN for the classification of ICE-CAMERA images of Antarctic ice particles Massimo Del Guasta

Short summary
Any instrument on the Antarctic plateau must cope with a harsh environment. Concordia station is a special place for testing new instruments. With low temperatures and weak winds, precipitation can be studied by simply collecting it on horizontal surfaces. This is typically done manually. ICE-CAMERA is intended as an automatic alternative. The combined construction of rugged equipment for taking photographs of particles and the adoption of machine learning techniques have served this purpose.