Sea ice physics and remote sensing

This book addresses experiences acquired mainly in Canada by researchers in the fields of ice physics and growth history in relation to its polycrystalline structure as well as ice parameters retrieval from remote sensing observations. The volume describes processes operating at the macro- and micro...

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Main Author: Shokr, Mohammed
Other Authors: Sinha, Nirmal
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. American Geophysical Union 2015
Hoboken, New Jersey Wiley
Series:Geophysical Monograph Series / Geophysical Monograph Series 209
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Collection: Wiley Online Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This book addresses experiences acquired mainly in Canada by researchers in the fields of ice physics and growth history in relation to its polycrystalline structure as well as ice parameters retrieval from remote sensing observations. The volume describes processes operating at the macro- and microscale (e.g., brine entrapment in sea ice, crystallographic texture of ice types, brine drainage mechanisms, etc.). The information is supported by high-quality photographs of ice thin-sections prepared from cores of different ice types, all obtained by leading experts during field experiments in the 1970s through the 1990s, using photographic cameras and scanning microscopy. In addition, this volume presents techniques to retrieve a suite of sea ice parameters (e.g. ice type, concentration, extent, thickness, surface temperature, surface deformation, etc.) from space-borne and airborne sensor data. The breadth of the material on this subject is designed to appeal to researchers and users of remote sensing data who want to develop quick familiarity with the capabilities of this technology or detailed knowledge about major techniques for retrieval of key ice parameters.
Physical Description:XIV, 579, a28 S.
ISBN:9781119027898