Accession Number : AD0713858

Title :   Sea Ice Reconnaissance by Satellite Imagery.

Descriptive Note : Final Rept. Jun 68-Apr 70,

Corporate Author : ALASKA UNIV COLLEGE INST OF ARCTIC ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Nelson,Helen ; Needham,Susan ; Roberts,Thomas D.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : The effectiveness of Nimbus I Advanced Vidicon Camera System (AVCS) imagery for mapping Arctic sea ice is investigated in this report. A world-wide polar ice pack boundary, mapped solely from Nimbus I data, is presented. Numerous comparisons are made between ice conditions deduced from Nimbus I AVCS and other data sources and it is concluded that an AVCS imagery is highly effective for mapping detailed ice conditions on a week-to-week basis even under relatively poor weather conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEA ICE, AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE), INFRARED IMAGES, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS, DETECTORS, ARCTIC REGIONS, CAMERAS, MAPPING

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE