14. Considerations for Microwave Remote Sensing of Thin Sea Ice

  1. Frank D. Carsey
  1. Thomas C. Grenfell1,
  2. Donald J. Cavalieri2,
  3. Josefino C. Comiso3,
  4. Mark R. Drinkwater4,
  5. Robert G. Onstott5,
  6. Irene Rubinstein6,
  7. Konrad Steffen7 and
  8. Dale P. Winebrenner7

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM068p0291

Microwave Remote Sensing of Sea Ice

Microwave Remote Sensing of Sea Ice

How to Cite

Grenfell, T. C., Cavalieri, D. J., Comiso, J. C., Drinkwater, M. R., Onstott, R. G., Rubinstein, I., Steffen, K. and Winebrenner, D. P. (1992) Considerations for Microwave Remote Sensing of Thin Sea Ice, in Microwave Remote Sensing of Sea Ice (ed F. D. Carsey), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM068p0291

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washingtonseattle, Washington 98195

  2. 2

    Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processesgoddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771

  3. 3

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, California 91109

  4. 4

    Environmental Research Institute of Michiganp. O. Box 8618, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48107

  5. 5

    Ice Research and Development, York University, 4700 Keele Street, North York, Ontario, M3j 1P3, Canada

  6. 6

    Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0449

  7. 7

    Polar Science Center, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, 1013 Ne 40Th Street, Seattle, Washington 98105

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1992

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900339

Online ISBN: 9781118663950



  • Sea ice—Remote sensing;
  • Microwave remote sensing


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Terminology and Classification

  • Geographical and Temporal Distribution of Thin Ice

  • Microwave Signatures of Thin Ice

  • Implications for Satellite Algorithms

  • Future Directions