Passive microwave signatures of simulated pancake ice and young pressure ridgesSurface-based passive microwave observations of simulated pancake ice and of a first-year pressure ridge are described. The observed emissivity spectra are very similar to those observed on several field experiments in the polar regions. Certain spectral features such as a maximum emissivity at 37 GHz for pancake ice and a polarization ratio very close to zero for ridged ice are distinct from those of new, young, and first-year ice. They suggest possible signatures which may help to characterize these ice types using passive microwave techniques.
Grenfell, T. C. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Winebrenner, D. P. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Wensnahan, M. R. (Washington Univ. Seattle, United States)
August 16, 2013
January 1, 1992
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)
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