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TitleSea Ice Monitoring with RADARSAT - Capabilities and Plans
AuthorManore, M J; Ramsay, B
Source17th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing, Proceedings, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, June 13-15; 1995 p. 802
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20042328
AbstractThe ability to monitor sea ice with microwave remote sensing instruments has been demonstrated by a number of airborne and spaceborne systems, including STAR-1, STAR-2, Seasat, ERS-1, JERS-1, DMSP, and the Russian Okean series of radar satellites. Overall, the satellite systems have not met the requirements for ice reconnaissance in Canada because of the limited frequency of coverage for the large areas of operational interest. RADARSAT is expected to meet many of these requirements and it will be used as the primary data source by Environment Canada in the provision of their sea ice reconnaissance and forecasting services. This paper will review the expected capabilities of the RADARSAT instrument for sea ice monitoring and review the plans for use of RADARSAT for oceanographic and global climate science will be reviewed.

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