Microwave Signatures of Sea Ice Based on Airborne Radiometer Measurements

Part of the Marine Science book series (MR, volume 13)

Abstract

Airborne measurements carried out with a radiometer system at 5, 17 and 34 GHz in the Greenland area have been used for derivation of sea ice signatures. A fixed, profiling antenna system, having equal, overlapping footprints, was used on some flights, while a scanning antenna producing high resolution imagery, was used on others. A great variety of sea ice conditions have been experienced: different ice concentrations, large single floes of first-year ice and multiyear ice, thin new ice and various combinations of these ice types.

Keywords

Microwave Depression Attenuation Remote Sensing Emissivity 

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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Skou
    • 1
  1. 1.Electromagnetics Institute348 Technical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark

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