Characteristics of arctic ocean ice determined from SMMR data for 1979: Case studies in the seasonal sea ice zone

M. R. Anderson, R. G. Crane, R. G. Barry

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Sea ice data derived from the Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer are examined for sections of the Arctic Ocean during early summer 1979. The temporary appearance of spuriously high multiyear ice fractions in the seasonal ice zones of the Kara and Barents Seas is a result of surface melt phenomena and the relative responses of the different channels to these effects. These spurious signatures can provide early identification of melt onset and additional information on surface characteristics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-261
Number of pages5
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1985


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Geophysics
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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