Access remote and challenging terrains with SnowTEM

The SnowTEM Geoscanner

Advancing permafrost and talik mapping 

The SnowTEM enables precise mapping of permafrost and taliks. Researchers and environmental experts can explore pristine frozen terrains, extracting insights for climate studies, resource management, groundwater systems and ecological preservation.

The SnowTEM system comes with:

  • 331: 3×3, single turn. 3 m wide
    The default tTEM system
  • 333: 3×3, three turns. 3 m wide
    Deeper investigation than 331, but less focus on shallow layer resolution
  • 222: 2×2, two turns. 2 m wide
    Nearly Same depth of investigation as 331. Because of the smaller width it can access fields with narrow driving tracks

Exceptional versatility in frozen landscapes

SnowTEM surveys in linear paths or full 3D scans, delivers unparalleled subsurface imaging across applications. The system advances climate research by providing critical permafrost data and by this information climate change impacts on polar ecosystems can be accessed.
Accurate permafrost mapping is essential for designing stable and resilient infrastructure in regions prone to ground instability. SnowTEM assists in identifying suitable construction sites, optimizing foundation designs.


Achieving innovation through a proven and effective geoscanner platform

SnowTEM inherits tTEM’s legacy, embraced globally by companies and research institutions to deliver high-quality data in challenging field conditions with its advanced electronics, micdrocontrollers, and computers for maximum potential. The systems robust design ensures reliability and accuracy in measurements by enhancing our knowledge of permafrost and taliks, SnowTEM contributes to tackling the climate crisis and advocating for responsible land use practices.

Key features of the SnowTEM geoscanner:

  • Operational Mobility: Towed effortlessly by a snow scooter, ensuring access to remote and challenging terrains. 
  • Depth Penetration: Offers probing depths up to 130 m (430 feet) or 180 m (600 feet) depending on configuration, revealing intricate frozen layers. 
  • Power Supply: Equipped with a reliable 12V lithium battery for sustained operation. 
  • Pulse Frequency: Utilizes 2000 Hz for low-moment (3 Amp) and 630 Hz for high-moment (30 Amp) emissions. 
  • Precision Timing: Initiates measurements with the first gate centered within 4 microseconds from current turn-off. 
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi and internet-enabled, allowing remote support and seamless data upload. 

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