Airborne X- and C-band SAR Images of Sea Ice in the Barents SeaEntry ID: SIZEX-89-SAR
Abstract: SIZEX-89 was an official pre-launch ERS-1 program where the main objectives were to perform ERS-1 type sensors signature studies of different ice types in order to develop SAR algorithms for ice variables such as ice types, ice concentrations and ice kinematics. SIZEX-89 was a multidisciplinary, international winter experiment carried out in the Barents and the Greenland Seas during February and ... March 1989. During the experiment, 130 CCT tape of airborne X-band and C-band SAR data were obtained by the CCRS CV-580 in the Barents Sea, in February 1989. Remote Sensing, oceanographical, ocean acoustical, meteorological and sea ice data were collected. Several platforms were used: one ice-strengthened vessel (R/V Polarbjorn), one open ocean ship (R/V Hakon Mosby), helicopter drifting buoys, bottom-moored buoys, aircraft and satellites (NOAA, DMSP). In addition to data collection, an ice-forecasting model was run operationally to predict ice motion, ice thickness and ice concentration. The integrated data set obtained in SIZEX-89 is a pilot data set suitable to develop and improve methods for ice monitoring and prediction.
Start Date: 1989-02-15Stop Date: 1989-02-27
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE EDGES
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE TYPES
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > SEA ICE CONCENTRATION > ICE COMPACTNESS
OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > WATER DEPTH
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS
OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE EDGES
OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE TYPES
OCEANS > SEA ICE > SEA ICE CONCENTRATION
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