Microwave Remote Sensing of Sea Ice

Microwave Remote Sensing of Sea Ice

Editor(s): Frank D. Carsey

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875900339

Online ISBN: 9781118663950

DOI: 10.1029/GM068

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 68.

Human activities in the polar regions have undergone incredible changes in this century. Among these changes is the revolution that satellites have brought about in obtaining information concerning polar geophysical processes. Satellites have flown for about three decades, and the polar regions have been the subject of their routine surveillance for more than half that time. Our observations of polar regions have evolved from happenstance ship sightings and isolated harbor icing records to routine global records obtained by those satellites. Thanks to such abundant data, we now know a great deal about the ice-covered seas, which constitute about 10% of the Earth's surface. This explosion of information about sea ice has fascinated scientists for some 20 years. We are now at a point of transition in sea ice studies; we are concerned less about ice itself and more about its role in the climate system. This change in emphasis has been the prime stimulus for this book.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 1

      Introduction (pages 1–7)

      Frank D. Carsey, Roger G. Barry and Wilford F. Weeks

    3. Chapter 2

      Physical Properties of Sea Ice Relevant to Remote Sensing (pages 9–28)

      W. B. Tucker, Donald K. Perovich, Anthony J. Gow, Wilford F. Weeks and Mark R. Drinkwater

    4. Chapter 4

      Passive Microwave Signatures of Sea Ice (pages 47–71)

      Duane T. Eppler, L. Dennis Farmer, Alan W. Lohanick, Mark R. Anderson, Donald J. Cavalieri, Josefino Comiso, Per Gloersen, Caren Garrity, Thomas C. Grenfell, Martti Hallikainen, James A. Maslanik, Christian MäTzler, Rae A. Melloh, Irene Rubinstein and Calvin T. Swift

    5. Chapter 7

      Sea Ice Altimetry (pages 111–135)

      Florence M. Fetterer, Mark R. Drinkwater, Kenneth C. Jezek, Seymour W. C. Laxon, Robert G. Onstott and Lars M. H. Ulander

    6. Chapter 8

      Microwave Sea Ice Signature Modeling (pages 137–175)

      Dale P. Winebrenner, Jonathan Bredow, Adrian K. Fung, Mark R. Drinkwater, Son Nghiem, Anthony J. Gow, Donald K. Perovich, Thomas C. Grenfell, Hsiu C. Han, Jin A. Kong, Jay K. Lee, Saba Mudaliar, Robert G. Onstott, Leung Tsang and Richard D. West

    7. Chapter 9

      Laboratory Investigations of the Electromagnetic Properties of Artificial Sea Ice (pages 177–200)

      Calvin T. Swift, Karen St. Germain, Kenneth C. Jezek, S. Prasad Gogineni, Anthony J. Gow, Donald K. Perovich, Thomas C. Grenfell and Robert G. Onstott

    8. Chapter 10

      The Estimation of Geophysical Parameters Using Passive Microwave Algorithms (pages 201–231)

      Konrad Steffen, Jeff Key, Donald J. Cavalieri, Josefino Comiso, Per Gloersen, Karen St. Germain and Irene Rubinstein

    9. Chapter 12

      Microwave Remote Sensing of the Southern Ocean Ice Cover (pages 243–259)

      Josefino C. Comiso, Thomas C. Grenfell, Manfred Lange, Alan W. Lohanick, Richard K. Moore and Peter Wadhams

    10. Chapter 13

      Microwave Study Programs of Air–Ice–Ocean Interactive Processes in the Seasonal Ice Zone of the Greenland and Barents Seas (pages 261–289)

      Ola M. Johannessen, William J. Campbell, Robert Shuchman, Stein Sandven, Per Gloersen, Johnny A. Johannessen, Edward G. Josberger and Peter M. Haugan

    11. Chapter 14

      Considerations for Microwave Remote Sensing of Thin Sea Ice (pages 291–301)

      Thomas C. Grenfell, Donald J. Cavalieri, Josefino C. Comiso, Mark R. Drinkwater, Robert G. Onstott, Irene Rubinstein, Konrad Steffen and Dale P. Winebrenner

    12. Chapter 15

      Microwave Remote Sensing of Polynyas (pages 303–311)

      Seelye Maktin, Konrad Steffen, Josefino Comiso, Donald Cavalieri, Mark R. Drinkwater and Benjamin Holt

    13. Chapter 17

      The Effects of Freeze-Up and Melt Processes on Microwave Signatures (pages 329–341)

      S. Prasad Gogineni, Richard K. Moore, Thomas C. Grenfell, D. G. Barber, Susan Digby and Mark Drinkwater

    14. Chapter 24

      Potential Applications of Polarimetry to the Classification of Sea Ice (pages 419–430)

      Mark R. Drinkwater, Ronald Kwok, Eric Rignot, Hans Israelsson, Robert G. Onstott and Dale P. Winebrenner

    15. Chapter 26

      Status and Future Directions for Sea Ice Remote Sensing (pages 443–446)

      Frank D. Carsey, Roger G. Barry, D. Andrew Rothrock and Wilford F. Weeks

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