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An integrated approach to the remote sensing of floating iceReview article on remote sensing applications to glaciology. Ice parameters sensed include: ice cover vs open water, ice thickness, distribution and morphology of ice formations, vertical resolution of ice thickness, ice salinity (percolation and drainage of brine; flushing of ice body with fresh water), first-year ice and multiyear ice, ice growth rate and surface heat flux, divergence of ice packs, snow cover masking ice, behavior of ice shelves, icebergs, lake ice and river ice; time changes. Sensing techniques discussed include: satellite photographic surveys, thermal IR, passive and active microwave studies, microwave radiometry, microwave scatterometry, side-looking radar, and synthetic aperture radar. Remote sensing of large aquatic mammals and operational ice forecasting are also discussed.
Document ID
19760055139
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Campbell, W. J. (U.S. Geological Survey; Puget Sound, University Tacoma, Wash., United States)
Ramseier, R. O. (Department of the Environment Ottawa, Canada)
Weeks, W. F. (U.S. Army, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, Hanover N.H., United States)
Gloersen, P. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, Md., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1976
Subject Category
EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
Meeting Information
Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing(Alberta)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other