Accession Number:

ADA167797

Title:

NORDA Arctic Data Collection, Processing and Interpretation Capabilities

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS

Report Date:

1985-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The Special Sensor MicrowaveImager SSMI will provide the Navy with the global capability to measure sea ice, wind speed, water vapor, rain rate, and several other atmospheric parameters. The sea ice retrievals will go a long way toward filling a present gap in analysis data sets. Thus, proper validation of this sensors abilities is required if the full potential is to be achieved. Naval Ocean Research and Development Activity NORDA personnel have access to a number of ground, aircraft, and spaceborne instruments that can contribute to SSMI sea ice validation efforts. Ice camps, the K-band Radiometric Mapping System KRMS, and satellite visible and infrared data can all provide a piece of the puzzle when addressing the issue of algorithm performance. It is essential to include ground, air, and spaceborne resources to tackle the task of validating the sea ice information retrieved from SSMI data. Not only must we cover large geographic regions synoptically, but we must also be able to discern smaller irregularities found within the SSMI cell footprints. Only then can we push algorithms to their required limits. Keywords Remote sensing and Arctic regions.

Subject Categories:

  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE