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Applications of radar imagery to arctic and subarctic problemsRadar imagery provides year around data acquisition of areas in the Arctic and the Subarctic. The foremost factor influencing the choice of radar imagery as the major data source was the demand for neotric data. The weather is so adverse in parts of Alaska that radar imagery was the only remote sensing technique which could meet the demand. The major map products derived from radar imagery are landform maps and lineament maps. These maps are used to make environmental assessments of areas and to reconstruct the geomorphic history of certain regions or features. Since radar imagery provides information about geologic structure and geomorphic features, it can be used to determine the relationship which exists between geologic structure and geomorphology. Important geologic information related to surface roughness can be obtained through a dry snow cover. Radar imagery is the only remote sensing technique which can provide information needed about sea ice through a cloud cover and dry snow, during strong wind conditions, and throughout the Arctic night.
Document ID
19810001977
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Cannon, P. J.
(Alaska Univ. Fairbanks, AK, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1980
Publication Information
Publication: JPL Radar Geol.: An Assessment Rept. of the Radar Geol. Workshop
Subject Category
Geophysics
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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