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dc.contributor.supervisor Barber, David (Environment and Geography) en_US
dc.contributor.author Warner, Kerri
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-18T15:15:46Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-18T15:15:46Z
dc.date.issued 2012-12-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/13699
dc.description.abstract Active microwave remote sensing is an important tool for classification of sea ice in polar regions. The aim of this research is to improve the understanding of microwave scattering that occurs during the advanced melt season, with a focus on multiyear ice (MYI). This was done using a combination of in situ C-Band scatterometer measurements, geophysical characteristics of ice, and Radarsat-2 data. Results indicate that it is difficult to differentiate between first year ice (FYI) and MYI during advanced melt but combinations of incidence angle and polarization exist that assist with this. It is known that the presence of liquid water governs microwave scattering, therefore further research investigating the variation of microwave backscattered signatures over a diurnal time period was conducted. These results indicate an inverse relationship between temperatures and microwave signatures. The overall results from this research show that summer MYI signatures are extremely variable and difficult to classify. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject active microwave remote sensing en_US
dc.subject sea ice en_US
dc.title An Investigation of Active Microwave Remote Sensing of Summer Sea Ice in the Western Canadian Arctic en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Environment and Geography en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Papakyriakou, Tim (Environment and Geography) Sydor, Kevin (Manitoba Hydro) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2013 en_US


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