Accession Number : AD0689449

Title :   SURFACE MEASUREMENTS OF SNOW AND ICE FOR CORRELATION WITH AIRCRAFT AND SATELLITE OBSERVATIONS.

Descriptive Note : Special rept.,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s) : Bilello,Michael A.

Report Date : MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The seasonal extent of the earth's snow and ice cover can easily be determined by aircraft and satellite reconnaissance. However, determination of the depth and physical properties of the snow cover and the thickness of ice on lakes, rivers and along coastlines by these remote sensors is in an early stage of development. Correlation of the remote sensing data with actual surface conditions could be accomplished through use of an existing network of snow and ice stations located throughout North America. This network, comprising over 100 stations, is maintained by U.S. Army Terrestrial Sciences Center (USA TSC) in cooperation with other government agencies and accumulates the most extensive and reliable data for such correlation studies. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ICE, AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE), (*WEATHER FORECASTING, SNOW), SURFACE PROPERTIES, MAPPING, THICKNESS, AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS, NETWORKS, RIVERS, LAKES, SEA ICE, CRACKS, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, DETECTORS, RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT, CANADA, ALASKA

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE