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Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa


Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2012, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 294-302

Sensing of sea ice in the Tatar Strait by satellite C-band and L-band SARs

L.M. Mitnik , E.S. Khazanova 
V.I. Il'ichev Pacific Oceanological Institute FEB RAS, 690041 Vladivostok, 43 Baltiyskaya str
Envisat ASAR and ALOS PALSAR images of the Tatar Strait, the Japan Sea acquired during ice cover formation on 22-23 December 2008 are considered. SAR signatures of open water and various types of sea ice are compared with MODIS visible and infrared images and with Aqua AMSR-E brightness temperatures. Advantages of the joint analysis of multisensory satellite images of sea ice with different snow cover are shown.
Keywords: sea ice, SAR, Envisat ASAR, ALOS PALSAR, MODIS, Aqua AMSR-E, multisensory sensing, Tatar Strait, Japan Sea
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