Accession Number : ADA289729

Title :   Satellite Multisensor Data Techniques for Sea Ice Mapping.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS

Personal Author(s) : Gineris, Denise J. ; May, Douglas A. ; Hawkins, Jeffrey D.

PDF Url : ADA289729

Report Date : 08 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : Operational sea ice mapping capabilities utilizing ground truth data are extremely limited due to the remote proximity and harsh environment of the polar regions. Satellite remote sensing offers a sufficient quantity of accurate, high resolution environmental parameters that satisfy many ice mapping requirements. This study explores the application of multiple satellite sensor data combination techniques for sea ice analysis. Sea ice information from visible, infrared, passive microwave, and active radar sensors are examined and open water from other ice types in all regions. (MM)

Descriptors :   *INFRARED DETECTION, *RADAR, *MAPPING, *SEA ICE, POLAR REGIONS, WEATHER, MICROWAVES, OPTICAL IMAGES, SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR, HIGH RESOLUTION, BRIGHTNESS, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, VISIBLE SPECTRA, NAVAL OPERATIONS, RADIOMETERS, AMBIENT NOISE, MULTISENSORS, REMOTE DETECTION, GREENLAND SEA.

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE