Accession Number : AD1013699

Title :   Applying High Resolution Imagery to Understand the Role of Dynamics in the Diminishing Arctic Sea Ice Cover

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : University of Maryland College Park United States

Personal Author(s) : Farrell,Sinead L ; Hutchings,Jennifer K ; Richter-Menge,Jacqueline A

Full Text :

Report Date : 30 Sep 2015

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The proposed research aims to derive geophysical information and process understanding from declassified, high-resolution visible band satellite imagery. We will assess the available satellite imagery and extract parameters, including lead and ridge characteristics, that describe the state of the sea ice pack during of the last decade. Assessment of the satellite imagery database will help to improve our understanding of the physical environment of the Arctic Ocean, and the processes that define it.

Descriptors :   SEA ICE , ARCTIC OCEAN , satellite imaging , dynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE