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Carlton Leuschen

Professor, Director of the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets
Primary office:
2052 Eaton Hall
Second office:
311 Nichols Hall


Primary Research Interests

  • Radar System Design and Development
  • Remote Sensing of Ice and Snow
  • High Resolution Radar for Agricultural Applications
  • Planetary Radar Sounding


  • Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering with Honors, The University of Kansas, 2001
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering with Honors, The University of Kansas, 1997
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering with Highest Distinction, The University of Kansas, 1995


  • Electronic Circuits
  • Signals and Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing using Field Programmable Gate Arrays
  • Radar Systems


  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society

Selected Publications

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Selected Publications

  • Arnold, E., Rodriguez-Morales, F., Paden, J., Leuschen, C., Keshmiri, S., Yan, S., Ewing, M., Hale, R., Mahmood, A., Blevins, A., Mishra, A., Karidi, T., Miller, B., & Sonntag, J. (2018) HF/VHF Radar Sounding of Ice from Manned and Unmanned Airborne Platforms. Geosciences, 8(5), 182.
  • Watters, T., Leuschen, C., Campbell, B., Morgan, G., Cicchetti, A., Grant, J., Phillips, R., & Plaut, J. (2017). Radar Sounder Evidence of Thick, Porous Sediments in Meridiani Planum and Implications for Ice‐Filled Deposits on Mars. Geophysical Research Letters, 44(18), 9208-9215.
  • Patel, A., Paden, J., Leuschen, C., Kwok, R., Gomez-Garcia, D., Panzer, B., Davidson, M. W., & Gogineni, S. (2015). Fine-Resolution Radar Altimeter Measurements on Land and Sea Ice. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53(5), 2547–2564.
  • Leuschen, C., Hale, R., Keshmiri, S., Yan, J., Rodriguez-Morales, F., Mahmood, A., & Gogineni, S. (2014). UAS-Based Radar Sounding of the Polar Ice Sheets. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine, 2(1), 8–17. 
  • Rodriguez-Morales, F., Gogineni, S., Leuschen, C., Paden, J., Li, J., Lewis, C., Panzer, B., Gomez-Garcia Alvestegui, D., Patel, A., Byers, K., & others. (2014). Advanced Multifrequency Radar Instrumentation for Polar Research. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 52(5), 2824-2842.
  • Panzer, B., Gomez-Garcia, D., Leuschen, C., Paden, J., Rodriguez-Morales, F., Patel, A., Markus, T., Holt, B., & Gogineni, P. (2013). An Ultra-Wideband, Microwave Radar for Measuring Snow Thickness on Sea Ice and Mapping Near-Surface Internal Layers in Polar Firn. Journal of Glaciology, 59(214), 244–254.

Selected Awards & Honors

  • Richard and Wilma Moore Thesis Award
  • Miller Scholar Award
  • Miller Professional Development Award
  • NASA Operation Ice Bridge Service Award
  • NSF Antarctic Service Award
  • NSF PolarTrec Service Award

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