Accession Number : ADA270306

Title :   Atlas of SSM/I Satellite Ice Concentration Interpolated to Operational Ice Model Domains of the Arctic for 1992.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS

Personal Author(s) : Lundeen, G. N. ; Preller, R. H. ; Posey, P. G. ; Cheng, A.

Report Date : SEP 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 320

Abstract : The Navy's Polar Ice Prediction System, which is run daily at the Fleet Numerical Oceanography Center (FNOC), is initialized once a week from ice concentration data derived by the Navy/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Joint Ice Center. Ice concentration data, derived by applying the U.S. Navy's algorithm to the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSI) data, have been collected from FNOC on a daily basis and archived at the Naval Research Laboratory. These data were interpolated to the operational ice model grids for possible use as real-time daily update to the operational forecast systems. Collection of data with coverage from the Pole southward to 400 N latitude allows for the observation of ice concentrations for the entire Arctic region and surrounding coastal seas. SSM/I ice concentration data from 1992 are presented for each available day and on each of the operational model grids. Sea Ice Forecasting, Sea Ice Models, Sea Ice Analysis

Descriptors :   *ICE FORECASTING, *SEA ICE, *ICE FORMATION, ALGORITHMS, ARCTIC REGIONS, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, FORECASTING, GRIDS, ICE, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, MICROWAVES, MODELS, NAVAL RESEARCH, OBSERVATION, OCEANOGRAPHY, PREDICTIONS, REAL TIME, INTERPOLATION, MICROWAVE OPTICS, OPTICAL IMAGES.

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE