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Tracking of Antarctic tabular icebergs using passive microwave radiometry


Fricker, HA and Laxon, SW, Tracking of Antarctic tabular icebergs using passive microwave radiometry, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 16, (2) pp. 399-405. ISSN 0143-1161 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/01431169508954407


Passive microwave images of Antarctica from the Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I) are used to track two giant tabular icebergs that originated from the Larsen ice shelf in 1986. Since microwave radiation is relatively insensitive to weather and unaffected by lighting conditions, the SSM/1 instrument provides all-weather, year-round viewing. The icebergs are visible almost every day giving an ideal temporal resolution for tracking their motion. One of the icebergs was tracked until October 1988, six months after its last position noted in the Navy/NOAA Joint Ice Centre ice charts. The tracks of both icebergs reveal motion in sympathy with observed oceanographic currents and eddies: © 1995 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Research Field:Glaciology
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Natural hazards
Objective Field:Natural hazards not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Fricker, HA (Professor Helen Fricker)
ID Code:5636
Year Published:1995
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:IASOS
Deposited On:1995-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-25

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