Accession Number:

ADA261843

Title:

Radar Backscatter Measurements from Arctic Sea Ice during the Fall Freeze-Up.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

KANSAS UNIV CENTER FOR RESEARCH INC LAWRENCE RADAR SYSTEMS AND REMOTE SENSING LAB

Report Date:

1993-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

Radar backscatter measurements from sea ice during the fall freeze-up were performed from aboard the United States Coast Guard Icebreaker Polar Star as a part of the International Arctic Ocean Expedition IAOE91 in August-September, 1991. The US portion of the experiment took place on board the Polar Star and has been referred to TRAPOLEX91 Transpolar expedition by some investigators. Before prematurely aborting its mission because of mechanical failure of her port shaft the Polar Star reached 84 degrees 57 N. latitude at 35 degrees E. longitude. The ship was in the ice 50 coverage from 14 August until 3 September and was operational for all but 6 days due to two instances of mechanical problems with the port shaft. The second was fatal to the ships participation in the expedition.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE