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(abstract) Examining Sea Ice SAR Signatures in the Arctic

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dc.contributor.author Holt, Benjamin en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-10-06T03:54:25Z
dc.date.available 2004-10-06T03:54:25Z
dc.date.issued 1993-07-27 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Seattle, WA en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 93-1208 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/35524
dc.description.abstract This research examines the seasonal changes of the sea ice cover in the Arctic Basin as it responds to atmospheric and oceanic conditions. Monitoring this process provides a means of determining the onset and extent of the annual seasonal stages, which is thought to be an indicator for detecting climate change in the polar regions. Much of the response of sea ice to seasonal conditions results in changes in the phase of water (both in the ice and snow cover), surface roughness, and internal properties such as air bubbles. Imagery from SAR has proven to be an important tool for revealing these changes since radar backscatter is affected by both surface roughness and dielectric properties of water and salt. The major ice types and ice features may have unique SAR backscatter signatures because of the inherent variations in surface roughness, salinity, and internal properties in each category. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other sea ice SAR signatures radar backscatter Arctic seasonal variations climate change surface roughness dielectric properties en_US
dc.title (abstract) Examining Sea Ice SAR Signatures in the Arctic en_US


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