Remote Sensing of Lead Systems and Lead Fluxes Surface Heat Flux from AVHRR Ice Surface Temperature.
Final rept. 1 Oct 89-31 Mar 96,
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE POLAR SCIENCE CENTER
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Leads are a key component of pack ice. The long term objective of this series of sea ice studies has been to observe and understand the role of leads cracks or open areas in the frozen sea surface in the surface heat balance of the central Arctic. Specific objectives have been to 1 Learn how to use satellite imagery to identify leads and determine their fractional area coverage, width, orientation, surface temperature and albedo. 2 Determine the heat flux from leads. 3 Determine the surface temperature variability.
- Snow, Ice and Permafrost