Accession Number:

ADA629258

Title:

Passive Polarimetric Remote Sensing of Snow and Ice

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC REMOTE SENSING DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

In recent years, polarimetric radiometry has shown great potential to revolutionize passive remote sensing of the ocean surface. As a result, several polarimetric radiometers are planned for future space borne systems, and the Navy is currently planning to launch Windsat, a multifrequency polarimetric radiometer, in 2001. This project explores the possibility of applying this new technology to remote sensing in the Polar Regions by investigating the polarimetric signature of ice and snow.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE