Microwave Remote Sensing of Sea Ice

  • A. L. Gray
Part of the Marine Science book series (MR, volume 13)


In this paper some of the recent results on the microwave remote sensing of sea ice will be reviewed. Emphasis is placed particularly on results obtained since the comprehensive articles of Campbell et al (1978) and Gloersen et al (1978). Unfortunately SEASAT failed prior to the planned surface and aircraft underflight experiments so that reference is here often made to aircraft work in order to extrapolate to the capabilities of spaceborne microwave systems for ice reconnaissance. Some of the results discussed in this paper were obtained in the recent Canadian SURSAT programme using the CCRS Convair 580.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. L. Gray
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  1. 1.Canada Centre for Remote SensingOttawaCanada

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