Accession Number:

ADA634720

Title:

The Relationship Between the Physical, Optical and Electromagnetic Properties of Arctic Snow and Sea Ice with Special Reference to the Influence of Entrapped Materials

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INST OF MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

LONG TERM GOAL. My long term goal is to investigate the effects of and change in environmental conditions on the optical, thermal, microwave and physical properties of snow and sea ice, and then to improve the ability to invert electromagnetic signature information to sea ice physical properties. SCIENTIFIC OBJECTIVES. The objectives of this project were to investigate the relationships between the physical temperature, salinity, crystal structure, inclusions and electromagnetic optical and microwave properties of natural sea ice model the first order effects of inclusions on the thermal, optical, and microwave properties model the second order effects of inclusions on the physical properties apply these models to compare predicted melting rates and change in SAR signatures.

Subject Categories:

  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE