Radar Studies of Arctic Ice and Development of a Real-Time Arctic Ice Type Identification System.
Final rept., Sep 71-Jun 73,
TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION REMOTE SENSING CENTER
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Studies were conducted to develop a real-time Arctic ice type identification system. Data obtained by NASA Mission 126, conducted at Pt. Barrow, Alaska Site 93 in April 1970 was analyzed in detail to more clearly define the major mechanisms at work affecting the radar energy illuminating a terrain cell of sea ice. General techniques for reduction of the scatterometer data to a form suitable for application of ice type decision criteria were investigated, and the electronic circuit requirements for implementation of these techniques were determined. Also, consideration of circuit requirements are extended to include the electronics necessary for analog programming of ice type decision algorithms. After completing the basic circuit designs a laboratory model was constructed and a preliminary evaluation performed. Several system modifications for improved performance are suggested. Modified author abstract
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Snow, Ice and Permafrost