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extraction of lead and ridge characteristics from sar images of sea iceImage-processing techniques for extracting the characteristics of lead and pressure ridge features in SAR images of sea ice are reported. The methods are applied to a SAR image of the Beaufort Sea collected from the Seasat satellite on October 3, 1978. Estimates of lead and ridge statistics are made, e.g., lead and ridge density (number of lead or ridge pixels per unit area of image) and the distribution of lead area and orientation as well as ridge length and orientation. The information derived is useful in both ice science and polar operations for such applications as albedo and heat and momentum transfer estimates, as well as ship routing and offshore engineering.
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Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Vesecky, John F.
(Stanford Univ. CA, United States)
Smith, Martha P.
(Stanford Univ. CA, United States)
Samadani, Ramin
(Stanford University CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1990
Publication Information
Publication: Vancouver, Canada, July 10-14, 1989) IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
ISSN: 0196-2892
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