Accession Number : ADA267614


Title :   Evaluating ERS-1 Ice Motion and Classification Products


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS


Personal Author(s) : Fetterer, F ; Gineris, D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267614.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 4


Abstract : ERS-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery from the Alaska SAR facility is available to operational ice analysts at the Joint Ice Center. Analyst can use the imagery directly through manual interpretation. One such use would be to provide information on ice conditions for a field expedition. In addition, analysts can run automated algorithms which produce estimates of ice type and ice motion from SAR images. Such automated analysis will become increasingly important if SAR is to be used to improve climatologies of ice characteristics and to improve the performance of dynamic ice models. Here the ice classification and ice motion algorithms developed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for ERS-1 SAR imagery are evaluated and results presented. Remote sensing, Synthetic aperture radar, Sea ice.


Descriptors :   *SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR , *SEA ICE , MODELS , DYNAMICS , CLASSIFICATION , OCEANS , LABORATORIES , IMAGES , ALASKA


Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE