Accession Number : ADA601144


Title :   Monitoring of Arctic Conditions from a Virtual Constellation of Synthetic Aperture Radar Satellites


Descriptive Note : Annual rept.


Corporate Author : MIAMI UNIV FL ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE


Personal Author(s) : Graber, Hans C ; Minnett, Peter J


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a601144.pdf


Report Date : 30 Sep 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 7


Abstract : LONG-TERM GOALS: Utilize a constellation of satellite radars to monitor the melting and freezing cycles of the Arctic Ocean north of 65 degrees. From difference maps of a timeseries of images deduce changes in ice extent, ice-type, and lead expansion/contraction with temporal resolutions from hours to days. Ultimately provide a routine Arctic coverage and generate products for operational purposes, and as validation, boundary conditions, and initialization to numerical ice-ocean forecast models.


Descriptors :   *ARCTIC OCEAN , *ICE BREAKUP , *ICE FORMATION , *REMOTE DETECTION , CHANGE DETECTION , CLASSIFICATION , FREEZING , GLACIERS , ICEBERGS , MARGINAL ICE ZONES , MELTING , MONITORING , RADAR IMAGES , RATES , SATELLITE CONSTELLATIONS , SEA ICE , SUMMER , SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR , TIME SERIES ANALYSIS , WINTER


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE