Accession Number:

ADA629377

Title:

Electromagnetic Study of Arctic Sea Ice

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INST OF MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

My long term goal is to advance the understanding of the electromagnetic behavior of sea ice and snow. The ultimate goal is to improve the retrieval of geophysical and internal properties of sea ice using remote sensors. Geophysical information of particular interest includes ice form, ice thickness, snow thickness, state-of-melt, and state-of-freeze up. The objectives of this project are to Investigate the relationships between the physical temperature, salinity, crystal structure, inclusions and electromagnetic microwave properties of natural sea ice and Measure the microwave scattering behavior of a media which is highly complex, both monostatically and bistatically, over a diverse range of micro- and millimeter-wave frequencies.

Subject Categories:

  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE