Accession Number : ADA307183

Title :   Microwave Property Studies of Arctic Sea Ice.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INST OF MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR

Personal Author(s) : Onstott, Robert

PDF Url : ADA307183

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 136

Abstract : The Center for Earth Sciences of the Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (ERIM) continued the fundamental study of the active microwave behavior of Arctic sea ice. Efforts focused on two major activities -- the characterization of microwave properties of sea ice and related modeling activities. The microwave signature study also included the comparison of active and passive microwave data, relating the physical properties of sea ice through laboratory and field studies to SAR signatures, and the study of the capability of polarimetric SAR to improve geophysical property retrievals. We have also made a major contribution to the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Sea Ice American Geophysical Union Microwave Remote Sensing of Sea Ice Monograph 68.

Descriptors :   *SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR, *SEA ICE, *ARCTIC OCEAN, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ALGORITHMS, THICKNESS, POLARIZATION, ELECTROMAGNETIC PROPERTIES, SURFACE ROUGHNESS, MICROWAVES, POLARIMETRY, ELECTROMAGNETIC SCATTERING, RADAR IMAGES, BACKSCATTERING, HIGH RESOLUTION, ICE FORMATION, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES, SEASONAL VARIATIONS, SNOW, RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, FROST, GEOPHYSICS, SALINITY, AIR WATER INTERACTIONS, SEA WATER, REMOTE DETECTION, RADIOMETRY, FREQUENCY RESPONSE, RADAR SIGNATURES, OPEN WATER.

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE