Accession Number : ADA130042

Title :   Radar Backscatter Cross-Sections and Ice Characterization for May 1977 Point Barrow Experiment.

Descriptive Note : Final data rept.,

Corporate Author : KANSAS UNIV/CENTER FOR RESEARCH INC LAWRENCE REMOTE SENSING LAB

Personal Author(s) : Onstott,R G ; Moore,R K

PDF Url : ADA130042

Report Date : Feb 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : Radar backscatter measurements were made of shorefast sea ice and fresh water ice near Point Barrow, Alaska, in May 1977 with a transportable microwave spectrometer, TRAMAS, that swept from 1-2 GHz and 8-18 GHz, viewed angles from 10 to 70 deg from nadir, and had antenna transmit-receive polarizations of vertical-vertical, horizontal-horizontal, vertical-horizontal, and horizontal-vertical. Thick first-year sea ice, multiyear sea ice, a small first-year pressure-ridge, and fresh water lake ice were investigated. Included herein are the radar backscatter cross-sections and ice characterization data. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Ice, *Electromagnetic scattering, Alaska, Sea ice, Lakes, Snow cover, Radar signals, L band, K band, Backscattering, Radar cross sections, Angles, Tables(Data)

Subject Categories : Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE