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Aircraft measurements of microwave emission from Arctic Sea ice

Remote Sensing of Environment

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Abstract

Measurements of the microwave emission from Arctic Sea ice were made with aircraft at 8 wavelengths ranging from 0.510 to 2.81 cm. The expected contrast in emissivities between ice and water was observed at all wavelengths. Distributions of sea ice and open water were mapped from altitudes up to 11 km in the presence of dense cloud cover. Different forms of ice also exhibited strong contrasts in emissivity. Emissivity differences of up to 0.2 were observed between two types of ice at the 0.811-cm wavelength. The higher emissivity ice type is tentatively identified as having been formed more recently than the lower emissivity ice. ?? 1971.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Aircraft measurements of microwave emission from Arctic Sea ice
Series title:
Remote Sensing of Environment
Volume
2
Issue:
C
Year Published:
1971
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Remote Sensing of Environment
First page:
129
Last page:
139
Number of Pages:
11