WIT Press


A Demonstrator System For Monitoring Sea Ice From Space

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMO940371

Volume

5

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

850 kb

Author(s)

K.C. Partington," C.J. Oddy," A.J. Sephton," N.P. Walker, C.J. Willis, M. Fearon, W. Hodson & C. Walker

Abstract

A Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sea ice image analysis workstation is described. This is a SUN-based system, developed within the AYS environment and designed for the generation of operational sea ice products from the European Space Agency ERS-1 satellite data. The system development has been supported by the British National Space Centre, through the DRA Aerospace Division. 1 Introduction Remote sensing from satellite-based sensors provides an opportunity to monitor large areas of the Earth's surface with a degree of reliability and coverage not available using conventional airborne or ground-based sensors. In addition, the advent of radar, and in particular synthetic aperture radar (SAR) has resulted in a cap

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