Seasonal variations in active microwave signatures of sea ice in the Greenland Sea during 1992 and 1993

Bjørn Bavnehøj Thomsen, Henning Skriver, Leif Toudal Pedersen

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    Abstract

    Derivations of the microwave signatures of sea ice have often been focused on the backscatter coefficient σ0. It is well known that σ0 is rather stable during winter and varies a lot during summer due to the complex mechanisms related to melting. However, less work has been carried out into the research of other statistical features of the sea ice than the mean value and also their seasonal variations. This paper investigates the backscatter coefficient and texture of different sea ice types and water by using calibrated precision images (PRI) acquired by the synthetic aperture radar (SAR) on board the ERS-1 satellite. Seasonal variations have been related to the meteorological conditions and the radar system parameters
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium : Quantitative Remote Sensing for Science and Applications
    Volume1
    PublisherIEEE
    Publication date1995
    Pages644-646
    ISBN (Print)07-80-32567-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1995
    Event1995 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium: Quantitative Remote Sensing for Science and Applications - Firenze, Italy
    Duration: 10 Jul 199514 Jul 1995
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    Conference1995 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
    CountryItaly
    CityFirenze
    Period10/07/199514/07/1995
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    Thomsen, B. B., Skriver, H., & Pedersen, L. T. (1995). Seasonal variations in active microwave signatures of sea ice in the Greenland Sea during 1992 and 1993. In Proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium: Quantitative Remote Sensing for Science and Applications (Vol. 1, pp. 644-646). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.1995.520481