Passive microwave signatures of autumnal sea ice types from ship-based observation

Byong Jun Hwang, Jens K. Ehn, Ryan Galley, David G. Barber

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Abstract

Surface-scale passive microwave signatures of newly formed sea ice were collected using ship-based radiometers in the Southern Beaufort Sea and Amundsen Gulf between mid October and mid November 2003. Sea ice in the region was highly spatially and temporally variable. Over a heterogeneous area of open water and thin ice, polarization ratios showed multimodal frequency distributions and the differences between surface and satellite radiometric data were large. However, differences were small over a homogeneous area of snow-covered first-year ice during late fall and the corresponding histograms showed unimodal distributions. Our results suggest that sub-pixel heterogeneity is a critical factor in characterizing the mixture rules used in passive microwave sea ice algorithms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages4245-4248
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781424412129
ISBN (Print)9781424412112
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 23 Jun 200728 Jun 2007
http://www.grss-ieee.org/event/igarss-2007/

Conference

Conference2007 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Abbreviated titleIGARSS 2007
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period23/06/0728/06/07
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    Hwang, B. J., Ehn, J. K., Galley, R., & Barber, D. G. (2008). Passive microwave signatures of autumnal sea ice types from ship-based observation. In 2007 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (pp. 4245-4248). [4423788] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2007.4423788