Visible and Thermal Imaging of Sea Ice and Open Water from Coast Guard Arctic Domain Awareness Flights
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE APPLIED PHYSICS LAB
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Our long-term goals are to better understand the interaction of sea ice with the regional and global climate and to improve the skill of predicting the evolution of the ice on daily to decadal time scales. The overall objective of the proposed research is to collect detailed information about the thermal and physical state of the ice and ocean surface in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas in order to better understand the physical processes that control the melt, to better represent them in numerical models, and to better predict the seasonal evolution of the ice cover.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Snow, Ice and Permafrost
- Infrared Detection and Detectors