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Accession Number ADA572172
Title Monitoring of Arctic Conditions from a Virtual Constellation of Synthetic Aperture Radar Satellites.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 6p
Personal Author H. C. Graber P. J. Minnett
Abstract LONG-TERM GOALS: Utilize a constellation of satellite radars to monitor the melting and freezing cycles of the Arctic Ocean north of 65 deg. 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.
Keywords Arctic ocean
Beaufort sea
Bering sea
Chukchi sea
Ice coverage
Satellite constellations
Sea ice
Summer ice edge determination
Synthetic aperture radar
Time series analysis

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 48H - Snow, Ice, & Permafrost
48C - Natural Resource Surveys
47C - Physical & Chemical Oceanography
Corporate Author Miami Univ., FL. Inst. of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Annual rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1316
Contract Number N00014-12-1-0448

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