Nur für eine kurze Zeit gibt es in Kanadas Wintern die sogenannten "Ice Highways" - hier der Weg von Inuvik nach Tuktoyaktuk über den Mackenzie River - ©Ronne Heming-NWT Tourism

Under the strict observation of the German TanDEM-X radar satellite, researchers from the Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation (CCMEO) found that fast-driving Ice Road Trucks cause wavelike elevations and depressions in the ice crust. However, the study was not focused on speed measurements, but on the question, to which extent the DLR satellite TanDEM-X can be used to support the ice road management.

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Author profile picture Almut Otto is a writer and has over 30 years of know-how in the communications industry. She learned the trade of journalism from scratch in a daily newspaper and in a special interest magazine. After studying communication sciences in Munich, she worked as an international PR manager in the textile, shoe, outdoor and IT industries for a long time. For some years now, she has been concentrating more on her journalistic background. As a passionate outdoor and water sports enthusiast - her hobbies include windsurfing, kitesurfing, SUP boarding, sailing and snowboarding - she is particularly interested in keeping the oceans clean and shaping a sustainable future. In addition, she is always fascinated by the latest developments from the world's hardware and software laboratories.