L-BAND RADIOMETRY

CRYOSPHERIC ACTIVITIES

M. Hallikainen
 

1. ONGOING ACTIVITIES

 

Meltpond2000: EOS Aqua Sea Ice Validation Program

 
Table 1. Meltpond2000 participants.
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NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
Donald J. Cavalieri          Edward J. Kim             Thorsten Markus

NOAA/Environmental Technology Laboratory
Albin J. Gasiewski          Michael McCormick      Karin Schuler              Taneil Uttal

Naval Air Warfare Center
Paul Barker           Frank Cox           Miles Ervin          William Heaton     Neal C. Mars Jr.
Aaron McAtee      Leslie Miles          Lynn Mosterd     Patrick Murphy    William Rustmann
John Sandifer         Andrew Salcido   Michael Silah       Kurt Unangst       Glenn W. Wallace
William C. Walsh
 
National/Navy Ice Center
Amy VanBuskirk
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Table 2. NAWC P-3 Sensors for Meltpond2000.
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NOAA/ETL Polarimetric Scanning Radiometers (PSR):

NOAA/ETL Scanning Low Frequency Microwave Radiometer (SLFMR): 1.4 GHz (v-pol.)

NOAA/ETL Infrared Scanners operate in the range 9.6-11 ?m and are boresited with each PSR scanhead

NASA GSFC Video and digital cameras
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Table 3. Meltpond2000 Flight Summary.
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Date
Region
Altitude
Sensors
June 26 
Baffin Bay 
19,000 ft 
PSR-A, SLFMR, IR
June 27 
Baffin Bay
4,500 ft
PSR-A, SLFMR, IR
June 29
V. Melville Sd
Ice Camp
5,500 ft
1,000 ft 
PSR-A, SLFMR, IR
PSR-A, SLFMR, IR
June 30
V. Melville Sd.
Ice Camp
15,000 ft 
  1,000 ft
 PSR-C, SLFMR, IR
 PSR-C, SLFMR, IR
July 5
Baffin Bay
21,000 ft
PSR-C, SLFMR, IR
 
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 2. PLANNED ACTIVITIES

2.1. Climate Research Branch, Meteorological Service of

       Canada

2.2. Danish Center for Remote Center, Technical University

       of Denmark

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2.3. Helsinki University of Technology

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2.4. Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center

Presently: SSMI is used frequently in current projects, especially for sea-ice concentration and for ice motion mapping

Interest: To investigate the use of L-band as an additional channel for these parameters.

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