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The classification of Arctic Sea ice types and the determination of surface temperature using advanced very high resolution radiometer data

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Massom, RA and Comiso, JC, The classification of Arctic Sea ice types and the determination of surface temperature using advanced very high resolution radiometer data, Journal of Geophysical Research, 99, (C3) pp. 5201-5218. ISSN 0148-0227 (1994) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1029/93JC03449

Abstract

The accurate quantification of new ice and open water areas and surface temperatures within the sea ice packs is a key to the realistic parameterization of heat, moisture, ad turbulence fluxes between ocean and atmosphere in the polar regions. Multispectral NOAA advanced very high resolution radiometer/2 (AVHRR/2) satellite images are analyzed to evaluate how effectively the data can be used to characterize sea ice in the Bering and Greenland seas, both in terms of surface type and physical temperature. The basis of the classification algorithm, which is developed using a late wintertime Bering Sea ice cover data, is that frequency distributions of 10.8-μm radiances provide four distinct peaks, representing open water, new ice, young ice, and thick ice with a snow cover. -Authors

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
Research Field:Glaciology
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Land and Water Management
Objective Field:Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Land and Water Management
Author:Massom, RA (Dr Robert Massom)
ID Code:35684
Year Published:1994
Web of Science® Times Cited:38
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2005-08-26
Last Modified:2005-08-26
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