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Polarimetric remote sensing of sea ice in the Beaufort SeaData were collected in March 1988 with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) polarimetric airborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR). Full covariance matrices were obtained from the scattering data with proper consideration of the polarimetric calibration. Images were processed to form the sea ice scenes in the Beaufort sea. These scenes contain various ice types including thin ice, thick first-year ice, and multiyear ice. Sea ice was modeled as a layer random medium and the polarimetric backscattering coefficients were calculated under the distorted Born approximation with effective permittivities obtained from the strong fluctuation theory. Sea ice signatures remotely observed by the JPL SAR over the Beaufort sea ice scenes were interpreted by comparing their behavior at different incident angles with results obtained from the theoretical model.
Document ID
19930063819
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Nghiem, S. V. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Kwok, R. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Drinkwater, M. R. (JPL Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: In: IGARSS '92; Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Houston, TX, May 26-29, 1992. Vol. 2 (A93-47551 20-43)
Subject Category
OCEANOGRAPHY
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IDRelationTitle19930063554Analytic PrimaryIGARSS '92; Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Houston, TX, May 26-29, 1992. Vols. 1 & 2