Snow Thickness and Brightness Temperature on Multi-Year Ice.
Final rept. for period ending FY80,
NAVAL OCEAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY NSTL STATION MS
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The 33 GHz brightness temperature Tb of a 40-meter strip of multi-year ice was obtained using a sled-mounted radiometer. Snow accumulations along the strip varied from 0 to 40 cm. After the snow was removed, Tb was re-measured. Detailed comparisons of snow depth vs. change in Tb show that snow thickness or snow water equivalent alone are not sufficient to describe the emissivity of the snow pack. Author
- Snow, Ice and Permafrost