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dc.contributor.supervisor Barber, David (Environment and Geography) en_US
dc.contributor.author Shields, Megan
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-04T20:11:14Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-04T20:11:14Z
dc.date.issued 2015-06-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/30571
dc.description.abstract Microwave scattering from sea ice ridges is poorly understood. This thesis aims to improve the current knowledge on in situ C-band microwave scattering from first-year sea ice (FYI) pressure ridges during winter, and how C-band backscatter can vary with changes to radar and target parameters. Remotely sensed data of ridged ice were collected at a sea ice mesocosm using a LiDAR laser scanner and a fully-polarimetric C-band scatterometer. Thesis results indicate that using an incidence angle between 30 and 50° and HV polarization will best enable distinguishing between smooth and ridged ice, while using an incidence angle of 40° and HV or HH polarization will best enable detecting variations in ridge height. Overall results indicate that a significant proportion of the variance in FYI snow-free ridge C-band backscatter can be explained by incidence angle, polarization, and ridge height, with almost 88% of the variability in backscatter attributed to ridge height. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Microwaves en_US
dc.subject LiDAR en_US
dc.subject Ridges en_US
dc.subject Sea Ice en_US
dc.subject C-Band en_US
dc.subject Arctic en_US
dc.title Polarimetric C-band microwave scattering from winter first-year sea ice ridges 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) Cooley, Paul (North/South Consultants Inc.) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2015 en_US


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