THEORY AND FIELD TESTS OF A UHF RADIOMETER FOR DETERMINING SEA ICE THICKNESS

Authors
  1. Adey, A.W.
  2. Hartz, T.R.
  3. Barrington, R.E.
  4. and others
Corporate Authors
Communications Research Centre, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
A theoretical analysis of the UHF emissions from sea ice and/or sea water is outlined. This work indicates that a radiometer system designed to observe these emissions could be used to determine the thickness of sea ice. To explore this possibility a radiometer operating at frequencies from 400 MHz to 2.3 GHz has been designed and built at the Communications Research Centre. The results of initial ground-based and airborne tests of this instrument are presented. Comparisons are made between the field observations and the theory.
Report Number
TN-637 —
Date of publication
15 Jan 1972
Number of Pages
19
DSTKIM No
72-05114
CANDIS No
15603
Format(s):
Hardcopy

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