Accession Number : ADA327243

Title :   Remote Sensing of Lead Systems and Lead Fluxes Surface Heat Flux from AVHRR Ice Surface Temperature.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 89-31 Mar 96,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE POLAR SCIENCE CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Rothrock, D. A. ; Lindsay, R. W.

PDF Url : ADA327243

Report Date : 01 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Leads are a key component of pack ice. The long term objective of this series of sea ice studies has been to observe and understand the role of leads (cracks or open areas in the frozen sea surface) in the surface heat balance of the central Arctic. Specific objectives have been to (1) Learn how to use satellite imagery to identify leads and determine their fractional area coverage, width, orientation, surface temperature and albedo. (2) Determine the heat flux from leads. (3) Determine the surface temperature variability.

Descriptors :   *HEAT BALANCE, *SEA ICE, *ICE OPENINGS, ICE MECHANICS, ICE FORMATION, HEAT FLUX, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, ARCTIC REGIONS, ALBEDO, ICE BREAKUP, SATELLITE IMAGERY.

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE