The Study on Ocean Ice Intensity Surveyed by GNSS-R Signal on the Coast

  • Fuyang KeEmail author
  • Fangyuan Chen
  • Yunchang Cao
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 340)


Intensity and thickness of sea ice are the basic parameters of ocean ice disaster monitoring. Compared with other detection methods, GNSS-R with high spatial and temporal resolution, lower cost, abundant sources, etc. has huge potential. Based on electromagnetic theory, the principle of GNSS-R inversion technology of sea ice intensity and thickness will be systematically studied on. Then the experiment of surveying ice thickness and intensity by GNSS-R was performed at Bohai Gulf in Tianjin of China from 17 to 18 in January 2014 in order to study the relation between the polarization ratio (between direct and reflected signal) and ice intensity. The result of the experiment has shown that the relation between polarization ratio and ice intensity is existent.


GNSS-R Polarization ratio Sea ice intensity Sea ice thickness 



This study is funded by The youth project of National Natural Science Fund in China(41304036) and China postdoctoral fund(2013M540605). Thanks for the help from CMA Meteorological Observation Centre, Tianjin Meteorological Bureau and Shanghai Ocean University.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GNSS CenterWuhan UniversityWuhanPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.School of Geography and Remote SensingNanjing University of Information and Science TechnologyNanjingPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.CMA Meteorological Observation CentreChina Meteorological AdministrationBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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