Accession Number:

ADA617645

Title:

Monitoring of Arctic Conditions from a Virtual Constellation of Synthetic Aperture Radar Satellites

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

MIAMI UNIV FL CENTER FOR SOUTHEASTERN TROPICAL ADVANCED REMOTE SENSING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The long-term goal is to utilize a constellation of satellite radars to monitor the melting and freezing cycles of the Arctic Ocean north of 65o. Satellite data collections will support in-situ buoy clusters and ice camps as well as seagoing experiments with gliders and drifting buoys. From difference maps of time series of images deduce changes in ice extent, ice-type, and lead expansioncontraction with temporal resolutions from hours to days. Ultimately provide a routine Arctic coverage and generate products for operational purposes, and as validation, boundary conditions, and initialization to numerical ice-ocean forecast models.

Subject Categories:

  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE